Public Art

Polytechnic High School – Champions and Scholars – Utility Box

Public Art Utility Box located at the corner of
Martin Luther King Blvd and 17th. Long Beach, Ca.

This was such a great project to do!

There is A LOT of pride in that high school – It was really cool experience meeting so many folks that were so excited about the art being there 🙂 Although, I had to tell everybody that I went to Wilson. It was pretty funny.
Commission art work by the Neighborhood Service Bureau City of Long Beach.

Click here to see the full photo progression! 

Velocipede – Bicycle Sculpture

Public Art
SPIN –2007
For 8 days in February, 2007 the world’s top professional bicyclists competed in the AMGEN tour – a 700 mile bicycle rasce through California. The Amgen Tour  starts in Sausalito and finishes in Long Beach.

Two bicycle project sculptures were created for Amgen – These were a collaborative project with artist Rick Frausto.

SPIN PROJECTS Auction sculptures to permanent homes.
THE VELOCIPEDE BICYCLE CAN BE FOUND AT:
Long Beach City Hall 333 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA
(I think it is now on the 4th Floor)
 

Da Vinci Bicylce Hoax Sculpture

Public Art
SPIN –2007
For 8 days in February, 2007 the world’s top professional bicyclists competed in the AMGEN tour – a 700 mile bicycle rasce through California. The Amgen Tour  starts in Sausalito and finishes in Long Beach.

Two bicycle project sculptures were created for Amgen – These were a collaborative project with artist Rick Frausto.

SPIN PROJECTS were auctioned to permanent homes after the race.
THE DA VINCI HOAX BICYCLE CAN BE FOUND AT:

daVinci Ristorante –  Long Beach, CA.

T-Rex Dinosaur Sculpture

Created for Smithsonian Week 2004

A collaborative work by Margie Darrow and Rick Frausto

7 1/2 feet of dinosaur! This sculpture is made from recycled and new materials. It is lightweight (less than 200 lbs.) and comes apart in three-pieces for mobility.
It is weather-resistant…but not weatherproof. Which basically makes it an indoor sculpture.

A short documentary film by Kristen Autry – entitled “Making a Monster” showing the construction of the T-rex dinosaur.

You are what you wear VESTS – Public ART

Created for Smithsonian Week 2005
This mixed medium art work that depicts the theme “You are what you wear”.

A collaborative project with artist Rick Frausto, together we designed and created the four vests which depict these States of mind –  Anxiety –  Mystery -Obsession and Lucky.

Vests were originally displayed on mannequins – but have been converted into a wall hanging piece.

Martin Luther King Jr. Signal Box

This signal box is located across the street from the Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Long Beach. Within the MLK park is the Community Peace Garden.
The images on the signal box depict Dr. King and the Garden.
Orange and 20th
Completed 2/2012

A time lapse video can also be viewed of this project: http://youtu.be/Na-28EMEbPA

 

Solaria – Public Art

Smithsonian Week 2005
Mixed Medium art work that depicts the theme “You are what you wear”. A collaborative project with Rick Frausto – We created 3 mannequin as environmental super hero’s clad in their super attire.
Ozenia – Protector of the Air
Soloria – Advocate of Solar Energy
Organica – Protector of Organic foods

Organica – Public Art

Smithsonian Week 2005
Mixed Medium art work that depicts the theme “You are what you wear”. A collaborative project with Rick Frausto – We created 3 mannequin as environmental super hero’s clad in their super attire.
Ozenia – Protector of the Air
Soloria – Advocate of Solar Energy
Organica – Protector of Organic foods

Ozenia – Public Art

Smithsonian Week 2005
Mixed Medium art work that depicts the theme “You are what you wear”. A collaborative project with Rick Frausto – We created 3 mannequin as environmental super hero’s clad in their super attire.
Ozenia – Protector of the Air
Soloria – Advocate of Solar Energy
Organica – Protector of Organic foods

 

Pike Mermaids – Photo Op Cut-Out

Pike Mermaids
Created for DDR and the Arts Council for Long Beach
Photo Op-Cut outs for Grand opening of the Pike Center
2003

The Bathers – Photo Op Cut-Out Stand

Created for DDR and the Arts Council for Long Beach
Photo Op-Cut outs for Grand opening of the Pike Center
2003

Signal Box – Orange and Del Amo

2010
California Native flowers #2
Public Art for Long Beach Redevelopment Agency
Signal Box on Orange and Del Amo in Long Beach

Signal Box – 3rd and Elm

2010
Public Art – Long Beach Redevelopment Agency
California Native flowers #1 

Murals – Will Rogers Bayside Academy

2007 – A set of four indoor murals commissioned by Will Rogers Bayside Academy. The murals were designed to engage the students and the faculty. Will Rogers architecure is in art deco style, and also contains a depression-era federally commissioned mural. I wanted to incorporate these elements as well. The “Ocean” mural pays homage to the federal mural which also depicts marine life –  and each mural has a Deco style border.

Mural – Will Rogers Bayside Academy

2007 – A set of four indoor murals commissioned by Will Rogers Bayside Academy. The murals were designed to engage the students and the faculty. Will Rogers architecure is in art deco style, and also contains a depression-era federally commissioned mural. I wanted to incorporate these elements as well. The “Ocean” mural pays homage to the federal mural which also depicts marine life –  and each mural has a Deco style border.