In December 2014 William Mueller was recognized by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon, as one of 100 alumni who through their work with “our built and natural environment, the arts and culture, and in public leadership and service” have made an important contribution. 100 alumni (10 from each decade) were selected to commemorate the school’s 100th anniversary. Their stories can be viewed online at www.aaa.uoregon.edu/100stories.
2015 Colorado Springs, CO Art on the Streets
“What’s for Dinner” (2015) is fabricated from white powder-coated steel and sandblasted stainless steel. The white sculptural forms are created by folding steel plate. This process results in deep recesses and smooth reflective surfaces that produce constantly changing patterns of shadow and light. The three white forms seem to float above the abstracted stainless steel “table”. The open slats on the flat surface of the “table” allow light, rain, and snow to pass through. The slats also create a linear pattern that contrasts with the folded forms. This work (6’0”H x 6’10”W x 2’0”D) was designed at human scale so that pedestrians can walk alongside the artwork and view the forms from a variety of perspectives.
This artwork was accepted for the Colorado Springs, CO Art on the Streets 2015-2016 sculpture exhibit. It was sited in June 2015.