District 6


Out of Sight

Out of Sight

Photo-embossed glass canopy, concrete benches with inscribed poetry, Out of Sight consists of a stunning glass canopy and concrete benches. The translucent glass panels slanted to depict a photo image of a willow tree in the south direction, and a photo image of the web of catenary wires that power the rail system as seen from […]

Pacific Avenue Banners

Pacific Avenue Banners

Installation of neighborhood banners in the Wrigley Village District. The banner program was a complementary initiative to a larger streetscape improvement project.

The Atlantic Garden

The Atlantic Garden

A collection of fourteen 7-foot-tall multicolored iron flowers are used to beautify the site, which was slated to be redeveloped into workforce housing by the City’s Long Beach Housing Development Company. Originally intended to be temporary.

Mobile Art

Mobile Art

Mobile Art, by John Banks, is a linear sculpture that changes its visual identity as one moves around it. From one view it is readable as text and from other views it is abstract. The abstract sculpture made of turreted pipe is approximately 8′ tall. The new entry plaza at McBride Park is an ideal […]

Rosa Parks Park

Rosa Parks Park

The rose serves as a visual theme for the Rosa Parks Park. The artwork consists of an 8′ x 5′ perforated iron panel with added color. Pictured on this panel, nestled in the roots of a “Heritage Tree” is a portrait of Rosa Parks. This panel is central to the public bus plaza. In addition, […]

Learning Curves

Learning Curves

The artist has created a unique, site-specific variation of his signature style by siting three abstract sculptures within the landscaping of this street median. These anthropomorphic, sculptural elements create a sense of movement along the streetscape and add a vibrant element of color to the surrounding context.

Open Books Open Minds

Open Books Open Minds

Large, sculptural seating and artist-designed paving are the two main elements of this public artwork. The colored concrete leading from the parking lot to the main library entrance is textured to reference the “Yellow Brick Road,” which is the theme of the interior design palette for the building. Sandblasted text along the path refers to […]

Police Officer With Children

Police Officer With Children

Officer Daryle W. Black was fatally wounded on April 29, 2000, in the line of duty. At the request of the community, the park located at 2023 Pasadena Avenue was named in honor of Officer Black who regularly patrolled the neighborhood and was a positive influence in the lives of many local young people. The […]

Fluid Currency

Fluid Currency

Fluid Currency consists of a series of artist-designed lighting sconces integrated into the Renaissance Square development, referencing the history of Art Deco architecture in the City and providing a functional art amenity to the building. Fluid Currency is an attempt to illuminate the dynamic programming housed within the building to which it is attached. With […]

Family Tree

Family Tree

Family Tree is integrated into the Renaissance Square development and provides a poetic element to this mixed-use project. At the southwest corner of the site stands a cast 12′ bronze tree intended by the artist as a metaphor for family. Natural stones surround the tree and three have been etched with Khmer, English and Spanish […]