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Bow Wave - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 32° 43.074 W 117° 09.767
11S E 484745 N 3620025
Quick Description: This fountain/sculpture is located at San Diego's Civic Plaza.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2010 6:11:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM8RX8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Located behind San Diego's City Hall at 202 C Street, this fountain's sculpture represents the bow of a ship with the water splashing to the side making it seem as if the ship is moving swiftly. Of course, San Diego's history is dominated by the sea- from the time of the earliest European explorers and settlers, to the tuna industry and the US Navy and now cruise ships.
The sculptor is Malcolm Leland (1922-). The work was installed in 1972.
TITLE: Bow Wave

ARTIST(S): Malcolm Leland

DATE: 1971-1972

MEDIUM: Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete and stone.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 75001365

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Located behind San Diego's City Hall at 202 C Street


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
Needs some attention due to discoloring from the water.


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