Adelina Castro, born in Mexico City, and Bill Watson, born in Denver, met while attending architecture school at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation and a short time working in Madrid, they settled in New York City where they have worked for internationally recognized architecture firms including Smith-Miller + Hawkinson, NBBJ and Gluckman Mayner Architects. In 2006, Adelina and Bill established Castro Watson to pursue an interdisciplinary approach to big picture problem solving. The office has realized a wide range of projects from speculative research to architectural, furniture and product design.
Mediums: No specialty noted.
For more information, visit the artist's website at http://www.castrowatson.com.
Location: Downtown; Grain Silo 3417 Vinton Street Omaha, NE
Owner: Emerging Terrain
Series: Stored Potential
Additional Information: The artists encourage support for smaller scale agriculture with the banner, “Speak Up for Small Farms.” Conceived as a ‘landscape’ of political activism, their banner is a quilt of 539 colored hexagons with each swatch indicating a Senate or Congressional district and enjoining them with the printed statement, “Speak Up for Small Farms.” When installed, the banner will represent a roll call of those who have the power to change the way we legislate and regulate farming in the United States. After exhibition at four locations in Nebraska, the banner will be harvested by a regional group of farmers, and each hexagon will be detached and mailed to the designated US Senator, Member of The House of Representatives, and host cities Mayor.