Walter de Maria has produced 1 featured project using Zahner engineering, fabrication, and installation services. Zahner works with artists, sculptors, and conservators around the world to play a supportive role in bringing larger projects into realized works. From emerging to established, Zahner works with artists at every stage of their careers. Walter de Maria is an example of an artist who benefits from access to Zahner engineering, fabrication, and installation services for artists.
One Sun / 34 Moons
In 2001, Zahner was enlisted to work on the master plan for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The building, designed by Steven Holl Architects, is a massive expansion, and Zahner provided various metalwork throughout the new construction and played a role in the renovations to its existing historic building.In addition to the architectural features, a large scale site-specific artwork by Walter de Maria was commissioned by the Museum. Zahner was brought on as fabricator for the installation by the famed land artist. The work, entitled One Sun / 34 Moons, is made up of thirty-four 'Moons' which are realized as illuminated glass fixtures scattered throughout the installation. These 'Moons' are installed at the bottom of a large reflecting pool in front of the museum's northern staircase. At the artwork's center is a golden 'Sun' fabricated by Zahner in stainless steel, surfaced with gilded bronze.