Santa Monica Art Tool: Walk on LA - Carl Cheng

Santa Monica Art Tool: Walk on LA - Carl Cheng

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1988 Cast concrete steel sculpture, Carl Cheng. Constructed by John Doe Co. Cast concrete and steel. Commissioned by the City of Santa Monica Percent for Art program as part of the Natural Elements Sculpture (NES) Park with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Santa Monica Arts Foundation. publicartinla.com Carl Cheng’s public artworks often combine technology with natural elements such as sand, water, and illumination. Cheng notes that his sculptural installations and public art projects “result from an attitude that says, ‘We, humans, are not adversaries of nature but are a part of nature.’” Cheng is a well-respected advocate for public art. On July 31, 2000, he published an editorial in the Los Angeles Times entitled “Public Art: More Than a Pretty Distraction” in which he described the challenges and overwhelming rewards of public art. Carl Cheng received his MA from the University of California, Los Angeles. crala.org "For the public artist, the first requirement is that he or she must embrace the public and acknowledge the site even before creating the artwork. It becomes the context, and for me the inspiration, for the artwork. Countless 'plop art' and 'turds-in-the-square' artworks reveal what happens when an artist ignores this requirement." -- Carl Cheng, 2000 #America #art #arte #artwork #California #Californian #Carl_Cheng #Estados_Unidos #Los_Angeles #Los_Angeles_County #Santa_Monica #Santa_Monica_Art_Tool #Santa_Monica_LA #sculpture #United_States #United_States_of_America #USA #Walk_on_LA
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