Steel


Sea Spires

Sea Spires

Sea Spires was completed in 2011 by Los Angeles based artist Cliff Garten. The three 16 foot tall totems are juxtaposed elegantly as a transit marker on the foot of the marina bridge across the long beach harbor. Sea Spires combines the idea of ocean conservation and public art to inspire and connect commuters closer […]

Lightbridge

Lightbridge

Long Beach Transit wanted to mark a ‘visible place or space’ (a transit node) at a key intersection in downtown Long Beach to indicate where a confluence of transit modalities come together: train, cab, city bus, car (parking) and tour bus. In addition, the project needed to create a ‘gateway’ into Long Beach’s commercial district […]

Unboundedness

Unboundedness

The imagery of this piece is intended to abstractly reference both the notion of infinity ( symbol: ∞ ) and the phyiscality of magnetism.

Heaven’s Gate

Heaven’s Gate

Woods Davy’s Heaven’s Gate invites visual exploration for viewers who have the opportunity to confront the monumental, site−specific installation as they transverse the bridge−way opposite the west entrance of the UAM. Davy’s fourteen−foot spire of folded steel tubing anchored to a three−ton granite boulder offers a discourse on the fusion of nature and the mechanical […]

Lovers Bench for a New Millennium

Lovers Bench for a New Millennium

Lovers Bench for a New Millennium was inspired by a visit to the Huntington Library, in Pasadena, where Eugenia Butler saw the original drawings from William Blake, based on John Milton’s Paradise Lost. In one such drawing, entitled Raphael Warns Adam and Eve, the main figures are depicted in a romanticized neo−Gothic setting. From this, […]

Bridge to Angel Island

Bridge to Angel Island

Bridge to Angel Island is a temporary installation commissioned from the juried proposals submitted for the 1985 UAM exhibition, Monuments To… In 1882, the United States Government passed the Chinese Exclusionary Act, a law designed to thwart Asian immigration. After its passage, Chinese arrivals to the West Coast were detained on Angel Island in San […]

The Building, the Port, and the Island

The Building, the Port, and the Island

Michael Davis’ addition to the monumental sculpture collection at CSULB, The Building, the Port, and the Island, was donated to the UAM by the Pacific Towers Associates of Long Beach in 1988 and installed with the participation of Davis in 1988−89. Through this work, Davis explores the changing complexion of Long Beach. Composed of three […]

Vietnam

Vietnam

Tom Van Sant once said that Vietnam 1975 “…is a symbol of war’s aftermath, twisted metal overgrown by jungle; birds nest among the ruins unaware of previous violence. Life goes on.” The concrete base of the sculpture has become a popular resting place for students, who participate in the realization of the artist’s intent, to […]

In Irons

In Irons

Guy Dill’s In Irons is characterized by the use of opaque and transparent elements which operate as a system of visual opposites. In Irons is an abstract form positioned “dead to the winds” at the highest windswept point of the campus. The sweeping curve of steel, intersected by the rectilinear sheet of glass (both anchored […]

Homage to Kenn Glenn

Homage to Kenn Glenn

Midway through the eight weeks of the Symposium a group of the student apprentices, encouraged by J.J. Beljon, asked permission to use some of the large timbers not earmarked for other projects. During their free time, the students designed and constructed a 15 ton, 12 feet high, 44 feet long sculpture of heavy timbers bound […]

Duet (Homage to David Smith)

Duet (Homage to David Smith)

Located in the heart of CSULB’s campus, Duet is a monumental planar sculpture made with three sheets of one−inch thick steel. It was created in 1965 by artist Robert Murray and was recently treated for conservation needs in collaboration with the University Art Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute and Rosa Lowinger and Associates with the […]

Transport Yourself! Riding the Wave

Transport Yourself! Riding the Wave

TRANSPORT YOURSELF! Riding the Wave is a public art project commissioned by Long Beach Transit. Eleven colorful smooth steel medallions illustrate the development of transportation in the Long Beach/Carson area. Ambling over a triangular plot across from the Metrolink and Long Beach Transit bus stations sixteen perforated panels carry colorful illustrations of specific methods of […]