Toy Car Pile Up is a large totem-like sculpture that stands on the sidewalk rendering a stack of five piled up cars by artist Tom Barter.
Channels is an immersive sculptural installation by artist Julia Klemeck which also acts as public furniture for seating. The sculpture has been suspended onto parts of the cement cinderblock and at the bottom edges of were the wall meets the floor. The installtion is located at the Long Beach Transit bus stop across the street […]
A tall metal sculpture with geometric forms reflected on all sides of the surfaces, this public artwork titled Trellis by artist Anne Marie Karlsen. Karlsen was born in Detroit, Michigan to Norwegian parents. Growing up, she spent many of her summers in northern Norway, specifically in Gryllefjord, Senja and Blokken, Vesteralen. Her work reflects her […]
Colin Gray created a cast-stone wheel nine feet in diameter that stands upright in the center of the station platform. The artist was struck upon visiting the public art site “how everything as far as the eye could see was industrially made, practical and plain.” The artist set out to produce something in direct contrast […]
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 […]
The Bus Rider’s Memorial by Rob Neilson is a blue geometric sculpture of a person walking carrying a tower of books that uses the three vibrant primary colors of yellow, blue, and red is up on a pedestal located in front of Homeland Cultural Center directly across the street from Mark Twain Libraray at the […]
This four-part sculpture installation titled Naughtical but Nice by artist Peter Shire is located at the cross streets of Anaheim and Cherry. The art style that Shire uses seems to reference Bauhaus, Futurism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements all in one. The larger structure stands next to a bus stop in front of the […]
The imagery of this piece is intended to abstractly reference both the notion of infinity ( symbol: ∞ ) and the phyiscality of magnetism.
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 […]
Maren Hassinger’s Evening Shadows evolved from a piece commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art for an indoor sculpture court. Titled Window Boxes, the sculpture for the Whitney was composed of several concrete boxes out of which steel cable branches “grew.” Facing demolition, the artwork was moved out west and became part of the […]
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 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 […]