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Our landscape architect has long advocated for public art, performed site studies, served on selection panels, and completed numerous public art commissions around the country for various clients around the United States. While a public sector landscape architect, he was responsible for administering over ten of the pilot projects for Pima County Arizona’s (then) new percent for art initiative. He has collaborated with artists selected for design team efforts, designed artwork to be fabricated and installed as part of major construction projects, and fabricated and installed work in both studio and public settings.

Keith’s commissions include a glass marble throne in a zoo, mosaics in a child witness waiting room in a courthouse, mosaic and metal sculpture in parks and roadways, as well as temporary exhibits in a botanical garden, airport and a sculpture park. His projects reflect a sense of place, culture, environment, and regional identity and engage through intricate texture, pattern, and color. He unapologetically strives to bring a smile, a sense of wonder or a different appreciation of a place through his work.

*InSites / Keith Oliver completed these art pieces prior to joining forces with VIA

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For the Tide-a-scope mosaic at the Monticello Tide Station, we took inspiration from the nearby Scope arena, Elizabeth River and surrounding theaters, past and present.

Inspired by African beadwork and rendered in a mosaic of glass marbles and tiles, the Throne of Nyoka is the signature art work in the African Village at the Albuquerque Zoo.

Tucson, AZ is the home of “the largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world,” and the region is rich with geological marvels. For the Craycroft Road widening commission, we carried through references to mineral inclusions and occlusions in the stained glass and sandstone mosaics on the retaining walls.

Tucson, AZ is the home of “the largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world,” and the region is rich with geological marvels. For the Craycroft Road widening commission, we carried through references to mineral inclusions and occlusions in the stained glass and sandstone mosaics on the retaining walls.

Tucson, AZ is the home of “the largest, oldest and most prestigious gem and mineral show in the world,” and the region is rich with geological marvels. For the Craycroft Road widening commission, we carried through references to mineral inclusions and occlusions in the stained glass and sandstone mosaics on the retaining walls.

Steel sculptures on Craycroft Road are abstractions of crystalline forms.

Desert Rose crystals have rich history of beliefs and traditions, and when created in weathering steel are a striking focal point along the multi-use path.

Star Witness. A shell, coral, mother of pearl and glass mosaic starfish is a welcome distraction for children who have testify in trials. We created Star Witness specifically for the Monroe County Courthouse Child witness waiting room, in Key West , FL.

Don’t Flip Out. Peace, Love and Tie-dyed Flip Flops! We had a blast creating a flying flip flop and hula hoop tapestry to celebrate the Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival, down on the farm.

How do you make an impactful artwork in a sun-baked , 28’ x 15’ foot skylight in the Nashville Airport, without exceeding 300 pounds, and install it all in the dead of a single night between flights? Like this!

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