Monday, July 28, 2008

Art on Monday: Wrapped Up Tower

...Was Christo here? No, but I thought it very artistic. Vincent Thomas bridge connects San Pedro to Terminal Island over the LA Harbor, and is getting some maintenance. ^.^
Some historical photos can be found on: http://www.portoflosangeles.org/BridgeLighting/index.htm.
Update: the kinetic sculptures that Palm Axis spotted in the photo is work of Douglas Hollis: Wind Ensamble, 2004, "Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro. ...30 wind-activated stainless steel elements create sound & motion..."http://www.douglashollis.com/

7 comments:

Virginia said...

Hhmmm. My jury is still out on how I feel about this installation. I do however like your photos. I like the light and angle of the first one especially, but they are both very good.

Palm Axis said...

I'm trying to figure out who did the public art for the bridge. I've sent out an inquiry to someone I remember as being one of the finalist. It just doesn't look like his work so I await his reply. This one is a stumper.

Sara said...

Great views of the VT bridge!

Tash said...

Mystery solved - here is an explanation from The Daily Breeze Q&A section: The bridge has been covered to minimize paint chips and dust falling into the harbor while the bridge is being sandblasted and painted, said Derrick Alatorre, a spokesman for Caltrans. The painting project is scheduled to be complete in January 2009, Alatorre said.

Palm Axis said...

The mystery for me remains. I've been trying to figure out who did the kinetic sculpture seen in the first photograph. An artist fellow from Torrance thinks it might me George Rickey but I still have no conclusive evidence of that.

Tash said...

Palm - OK, it's a mission then. I'll go down & take a closer look - hopefully the artist's name is shown somewhere. I also wanted to check out the new fountain by the bridge.

RuneE said...

I had to look twice at the first picture to see that the embellishments "were" not part of the bridge itself - although that was fine architecture by itself