Saturday, August 31, 2013

Odds and Ends

Passed a few large planters on the sidewalks of downtown Long Beach, but I don't know if they are part of the same art project described in the previous post.

Surely not the same artist, since these are mostly mirrored mosaics, but they are the same theme--sea and coastal life. So maybe a bit of funds were left over to buy planters?

This one is on 3rd Street--it's the only picture that turned out well. There were many more.

And I know I've seen the studio--and big yard--of an artist in the city of Long Beach who does this sort of work. But it was 2-3 years ago and I cannot find his name now. Dang!

Perhaps someone will comment with more info and I can do a proper post about him. Quite certain it was a him.

The other picture is also a drive-by shot of that somewhat mysterious giant horse and man outside the IHOP in Westchester, on the southeast corner of Manchester and Sepulveda.

Only it's not so mysterious at all. As Professor Adam Arenson pointed out a few months ago, this marble statue, by artist Bill MeGaw, was part of the Millard Sheets Studio's artwork for yet another bank that is long gone--United Financial, or possibly Imperial Bank.

And that's all I know about that.

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