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Water Henge: H20 = Life, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Emerson, Kim
Medium:
Polystyrene coated with cement and ceramic tile mosaics, sheet steel
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Owner/Location:
Administered by County of Los Angeles Public Library Department Los Angeles California
Located Cerritos Regional County Park Corner of Bloomfield Avenue & 195th Street Cerritos California 90701
Date:
2009
Notes:
Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Civic Art Program, 2015.
Summary:
Five mosaic tiled sculptures installed in a circular arrangement, the largest topped a flat steel "sun" that casts its shadow on the small center sculpture during the spring and fall equinox. The largest sculpture represents the ocean and prehistoric life forms; the second largest sculpture represents the peiord after the eastern mountain range pushed upward and the area became marshlands; the third largest sculpture represents a time when the mountains pushed upward drying the landscape and creating a flat field; the fourth largest sculpture represents the rain-shadow desert and its plant life; and the smallest sculpture in the center bears teh four cardinal directions.
Topic:
Allegory--Element--Water
Allegory--Element--Earth
Landscape--Celestial--Sun
Animal
Control number:
IAS 68750003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_460033

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