Walk through beautiful Civita Park in Mission Valley and you’re likely to cross paths with numerous rabbits. Rabbit sculptures, that is! The bronze bunnies, which are pleasing to children (and the young at heart), can be encountered in surprising places around the spacious public park, which opened in 2017. The lifelike rabbits were created by … Continue reading Rabbit sculptures find a home in Civita Park.
Yesterday I observed two firefighters sliding down a fire pole outside San Diego Fire-Rescue Station 44 in Mira Mesa. Yes, I said outside! Strangely, the two rapidly descending firefighters never reached the ground. Why? Because they’re life-size bronze figures and part of an extremely cool sculpture titled Firefighters at 44. Firefighters at 44 debuted at … Continue reading Firefighters descend pole outside fire station!
Another excellent sculpture by Encinitas-based artists T.J. Dixon and James Nelson can be seen beside the entrance to the San Diego Yacht Club in Point Loma. The public artwork, created in collaboration with Brian Thomas of Thomas Marine, is titled Future Champion. It was dedicated in 2010. A bronze young sailor, wearing sunglasses, appears to … Continue reading Future Champion at San Diego Yacht Club.
A fantastic sculpture rises into the sky in front of the Silver Gate Yacht Club on Shelter Island. The artwork, by renowned Encinitas-based artists T.J. Dixon and James Nelson, depicts a sailor high atop a ship’s mast holding a spyglass, searching for land. On a plaque at the sculpture’s base is a poem titled Homecoming … Continue reading Sculpted sailor on mast at Silver Gate Yacht Club.
Yesterday I walked around the Chula Vista Library’s big Civic Center Branch. I took a look at a beautiful sculpture outside, saw an El Camino Real bell and bronze bust in nearby Friendship Park, then entered the building’s front entrance to check out more art and local history. I particularly enjoyed looking about the library’s … Continue reading Art and history around the Chula Vista Library.
That big bronze pelican standing by the Pacific Beach Lifeguard Station is one cool bird! His name is Pelican Brown. Legend has it Pelican Brown was observed dancing at the ballroom that used to be located at the end of Crystal Pier. Dressed up in his best velvet vest, he danced the PB Tango! This … Continue reading That big bronze pelican in Pacific Beach!
Yesterday evening, after dark, I walked along the Embarcadero. When I arrived at the Greatest Generation Walk, I paused to gaze at the various illuminated memorials and monuments. I was struck at how light reflected from the bronze figures of military heroes, highlighting their expressive faces. I took many photos of those faces. I kept … Continue reading Sculpted faces of Greatest Generation at night.
A number of fine sculptures by artists T.J. Dixon and James Nelson can be spotted around San Diego. During a walk down San Diego Avenue in Old Town, I paused to photograph their 1995 sculpture of two life size female figures in terracotta. If you drive down the street past Heritage Plaza, it can be … Continue reading Terracotta female figures at Heritage Plaza.
This morning I headed up Mission Gorge Road to check out the big annual Explore Mission Trails Day event! Mission Trails Regional Park is a 6000-acre nature reserve located in San Diego’s East County. It’s one of the largest urban parks in the United States–basically a wide stretch of rugged, rocky wilderness within our large … Continue reading Fun photos of Explore Mission Trails Day!
Take a stroll down the Greatest Generation Walk on San Diego’s Embarcadero and you’re likely to see people standing beside the Aircraft Carrier Memorial, just gazing at the long list of historic Navy ships. Many will run their hand along the black marble obelisk as they search for the ship on which they or a … Continue reading Aircraft Carrier Memorial on San Diego Bay.