Browsing all posts tagged under »sculpture«

Anatomy of the Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills

Anatomy of the Electric Fountain in Beverly Hills

→  December 26, 2009

Located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, is the “Electric Fountain.” Originally unveiled in 1931–at a then cost of $22,000–Electric Fountain was, at the time, a state-of-the-art timed fountain. Its water jets and color effects are timed for 60 different combination’s every 8 minutes. At its unveiling, the Fountain [...]

A Street Corner in Beverly Hills

A Street Corner in Beverly Hills

→  November 21, 2009

On one street corner in Beverly Hills, are three unique public works of art–all very different, put together by its artists and sculptors with diverse mediums–with totally different perspectives and points of view . For the rest, hop over to

Watts is full of Art

Watts is full of Art

→  November 16, 2009

If you would have lived in a neighborhood when 34 people died, 1,032 were injured, and 3,952 arrested, you would have resided in Los Angeles’ Watts section of the city, circa 1965—only one year after the Watts Tower Arts Center was founded. Otherwise known as “The Watts Riots,” its indelibly etched into our national and regional [...]

Los Angeles’ Watts Towers

Los Angeles’ Watts Towers

→  November 12, 2009

Topping over 99ft., the Watts Towers can be seen from miles away. Its cylindrical maze of spikes, wires, and design are unmistakable. Close up, its vast and spectacular, beauty–created over the course of 33 years by its enigmatic and artistic creator, Simon Rodia—is crystal clear. Constructed from steel pipes and rods, wrapped with wire mesh, and [...]

An Exercise Walk at Barnsdall Art Park

An Exercise Walk at Barnsdall Art Park

→  September 2, 2009

If you’re not familiar with my virtual walking maps and the walk area covered, they’re located here on the Walk My World side button. They reflect the actual 2-3 mile walk that I’ve taken complete with pictures, sights to see, shops to visit, or a great restaurant along the way. Today’s walk in Barnsdall Art Park [...]

The Treasured Sculpture Garden Gem at UCLA

The Treasured Sculpture Garden Gem at UCLA

→  January 27, 2009

Hidden in the back of UCLA’s beautiful campus is a little known, but highly relaxing area known as the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, which was dedicated in 1967, after the first acquisitions were installed. The Sculpture Garden features over seventy sculptures by artists including Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Claire Falkenstein, Barbara Hepworth, Gaston Lachaise, Jacques [...]