Katie Paterson Awarded Apple Public Sculpture Commission


One Apple Park Way


CA 95014



Huge congratulations to Katie Paterson and Zeller & Moye who have been commissioned by Apple to create a public permanent artwork at the Apple Campus in Cupertino, USA.

This public sculpture for the olive grove adjacent to the Visitor’s Center at Apple Park, titled ‘Mirage’ will be created from cylinders of pure cast glass, made of sand collected from deserts across the Earth. Sand from subtropical deserts, coastal, rain-shadow, interior, mountainous, volcanic and fossilized deserts will be melted into glass. Over four-hundred cast glass columns will combine every desert on Earth into a clear, wave-like form, mimicking a desert dune.


Visitors can interact with the artwork, walking alongside and through it, where the glass will subtly melt into the landscape, like a desert mirage.


The arrangement of the glass columns will move from desert-to-desert, from East-to-West across the world, beginning at Apple Park.


Mirage will be installed in 2022.

July 28, 2021