Something new! These steps leading up from the International Boardwalk in Redondo Beach (sorta) to the Village Condos were just installed late last year, when 50 volunteers worked with designers Patti Linnett and Debbie Collette finished up the work of attaching ceramic pieces to mesh that was then mortared to the steps. They started in July, so the project took four months all told.
Read about it here in the Daily Breeze. Looks like they're calling it "Ocean Steps."
Here are closer views. No one got paid for this, though funding was kicked in by the King Harbor Association--their press release has the details. All the articles point out that it is the FIRST community art project overseen by the new Redondo Beach Public Arts Commission, and I hope that means that other such installations--be they mosaics, murals, sculptures, whatever--are in progress.