Fluid Currency

Various Artists

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 a community bank on the ground floor and a meeting space for community organizations on the top floor, the artist team felt that there was a story to be told. The cast glass elements of the light fixtures have images of various forms of dendrite used over time as a mechanism for the exchange of goods and services. These forms of currency have varied greatly from time to time, dependent on what a particular culture found to be of the highest value either financially or spiritually.

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Artist(s)

Additional Artist Details Ron Garcia and Steve Elicker

Type of Art

Year Completed

Council District

Partner Initiative

Neighborhood

Status

Active

Address 1900 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.79197, -118.18489

Location Name Molina Medical

Location DescriptionEast-facing wall on the entrance of the building

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