Artist: Dean Alexander Smith, Long Beach, CA
Location: Distributed throughout the Broadway corridor
in the East Village, near the intersections with Long Beach Boulevard,
Elm Ave, Linden Avenue and Alamitos Boulevard.
District: District 2
Description: The artist has transforming marine buoys
and forged steel into five, animated sixteen-foot sea anemones.
Each piece weighs approximately three hundred fifty pounds and
sporadically stems gracefully from the sidewalks. These sculptures
provide a glimpse of the marine environment that is integral to
this metropolitan coastal community. Their dynamic size and vibrant
colors provide a sense of liveliness that adds to the artistic
and civic motion of the East Village Arts district.
Funding: Commision: $ 48,000. Provided through a California Arts Council Grant,
the PCA's Public Art Fund and PCA contributions on behalf of the
East Village Arts District
Completion: June 12, 1999
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