Urban Totems

Alber De Matteis & Luna De Matteis

This pair of freestanding totemic sculptures create a distinctive pedestrian gateway for the corridor. The steel, mixed media mosaics feature hand-cut tiles of ceramic, vitreous and cast glass and stone.


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Business Improvement District

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Address 5650 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach, CA (get directions)

GPS Coordinates 33.85909, -118.18496

Location Name Atlantic Avenue median

Location DescriptionLocated on the median on Atlantic Avenue, by South Street

Long Beach Transit Bus Routes

61, 192

Dimensions10 ft x 3 ft x 2 ft (Red); 10 ft x 4 ft x 2.5 ft (Blue)

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Additional materialsVitreous and cast glass

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