Artist Statement

”Tension” is a two-dimensional string installation composed of repeating geometric patterns that change colors over the length of the Ponce de Leon Avenue bridge.


Artist Bio

Gavin Bernard is an interior and product designer, and a large-scale installation artist. Native of Great Britain, who has called Atlanta home for the past seventeen years, he is the co-owner of the interior design firm Grafite. Grafite has designed interior spaces for Octane Coffee, Henry & June, Aviary Salon, among others. Gavin is also partner of Wake Up Dear, an Atlanta-based design group which created “ODO”, an intricately woven pendant light that creates geometric patterns of light and shadow. He designed and installed the art experience for WonderFarm 2014 at Krog Street Market and has worked in other creative installations in the Atlanta area.

Jessica Flórez Gómez is an urban designer and a social entrepreneur who grew up in Colombia (South America) where she graduated from the National University of Colombia in 2000 with a Bachelors in Architecture. She moved to Atlanta in 2001 where she has worked in various architectural, interior design, and environmental graphic design firms. In 2005, she founded a non-profit organization for abused and trafficked Hispanic women in Atlanta. In 2012, Jessica obtained a Master of Science in Urban Design from Georgia Tech and is working as an urban designer at Lord Aeck Sargent.