San Diego Zoo
Tracy designed the pavement treatment, created to complement the monumental bronze lion featured at the entrance to the San Diego Zoo. A meandering river, embedded with bits of blue glass, curves through abstracted shapes that represent different land habitats. Scattered throughout the area, brass inlays illustrate land, air and aquatic animal species. The lion, based on an original sketch by illustrator Tim Reamer, was turned into a three-dimensional model by Jim Burt of Blue Rhino Studios and was cast by Artworks Foundry in Berkeley, California.
The installation included the delineation of different areas of colored concrete using curving strips of brass.
The inlaid brass animals feature stylized, incised line work.
An early concept incorporated overlapping circles and ovals.