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Sculptor:
Surls, James 1943-  Search this
Author:
Creeley, Robert  Search this
Medium:
Polished black granite bollards with pink granite tops
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Los Angeles Art Program 354 South Spring Street, 7th floor Los Angeles California 90013
Located Citicorp Center 7th & Figueroa Poets' Walk Los Angeles California
Date:
1989. Dedicated 1991
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1995.
Image on file.
(Incised on bollard with bowl:) WHAT'S STILL HERE SETTLES/AT THE EDGES OF THIS/SIMPLE PLACE STILL/WAITING TO BE SEEN (Incised on bollard with bird:) THEY SAY THIS/USED TO BE/A FOREST/WITH A LAKE (Incised on bollard with bed:) WORLD'S/SITLL GOT/FOUR/CORNERS (Incised on bollard with eyes:) HUMAN EYES/ARE LIGHTS TO ME/SEALED/IN THIS STONE (Incised on bollard with chair:) IF I SIT HERE/LONG ENOUGH,/ALL WILL PASS ME BY/ONE WAY OR ANOTHER (Incised on bollard with shells:) NO ONE SPEAKS/ALONE. IT/COMES OUT/OF SOMETHING (Incised on bollard with flower:) YOU WENT BY SO/QUICKLY, THINKING/THERE'S A WHOLE WORLD/IN BETWEEN (Incised on bollard with sailboat:) IT'S NOT A/FINAL DISTANCE/THIS HERE/AND NOW. signed
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Summary:
Seven black granite bollards, each topped with a square pink granite incised with images and poetry. Images include a bowl, a woodpecker, a bed, pairs of human eyes, a rocking chair, sea shells, a lily, and a sailboat.
Topic:
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Object--Other--Dish  Search this
Animal--Bird--Woodpecker  Search this
Object--Furniture--Bed  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Eye  Search this
Object--Furniture--Chair  Search this
Object--Flower--Lily  Search this
Object--Other--Shell  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Sailboat  Search this
Literature--Creeley  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000452
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_319001