Crack in the Wall

Jane Boyd

Crack in the Wall by Jane Boyd is a cautionary depiction of the environmental dangers resulting from nuclear war. A fragment from the wall is “missing” revealing the nuclear cloud that has caused the crack in the wall. This crack divides a school of dolphins swimming in the ocean that has been depicted next to a lush, tropical island. Planet Earth looms overhead as a reminder to take care of the one and only home humans have.


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Crack in the Wall



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Address 4900 East 7th Street Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.774969, -118.135215

Location Name Recreation Park Community Center

Location DescriptionEast of Park Ave.

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91, 92, 93, 94

Dimensions20 ft. x 10 ft. 7 in. x 35 ft.

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