Children - San Jose, CA
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N 37° 20.229 W 121° 53.129
10S E 598727 N 4132857
Quick Description: This sculptured bench is one of 16 works in the 2005 Parade of Floats project in downtown San Jose, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2012 3:14:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMEBPD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
This sculpture, along with 15 others, line Fifth Street in front of and behind San Jose's beautiful City Hall. See the map here (visit link)

The work, entitled "Children" also doubles as a bench, and resembles a cart on four wheels (although the wheels are only half represented). The cart carries a model of some sort of animal...perhaps a bull with an elaborate saddle.

The City's website (visit link) informs us:

"Parade of Floats

As part of the development of the new San José City Hall, the City's Public Art Program commissioned artist Andrew Leicester to design artwork to be located on North and South 5th Street that would create gateways and orienting elements for the City Hall.

Parade of Floats is a procession of 16 sculptural “floats” recalling parades that exist in cultures throughout the world, and which are an expression of a community coming together in celebration. In Santa Clara Valley, parades traditionally involved community groups, clubs, fraternities, businesses and civic bodies in decorating floats for these processions. Keeping with this tradition, the community was asked to contribute to the identity, vitality, and diversity of the project by submitting descriptions of float ideas. A panel of local artists, historians, and community leaders selected the 16 final themes from over 250 submitted ideas.

The themes represent a vision of San José's historic and contemporary identity, as well as community priorities and values. To view the sculptures click on this link.

The pre-cast concrete float bases are shaped as cars or chariots. The sculptures are ceramic tile over concrete and vary in shape and size. Seven have been developed in the form of columns, approximately 30 feet tall. "
Artist: Andrew Leicester

Date Placed: 2005

Materials Used:
ceramic and concrete

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