Christensen and Sucec, accomplished in their own work and as a team, were challenged by the architect to address the large volume lobby of this addition to the Steiner Aquatic Center. They chose to use the qualities of glass and brilliant color, providing a distinctive and powerful character to the entry of this sports facility.
Bonnie Sucec is one of the most highly regarded modernist artists in Utah. She earned an MFA from the University of Utah, with earlier study at the California College of Arts & Crafts and Brigham Young University. She is also a teacher and arts activist, and she has been selected for several public art commissions in Utah. Sucec is represented by Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City.
Day Emil Christensen is a sculptor and mixed media artist. He graduated from BYU with a BA in Art and Design and a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2008, Christensen was awarded a grant from the Utah Arts Council as part of the Individual Artists Services Grants program.