Sea Change - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 37° 46.854 W 122° 23.287
10S E 553881 N 4181682
Quick Description: This tall abstract kinetic sculpture is located in South Beach Park on King Street in San Francisco, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2017 2:56:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMW47Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
"Sea Change by Mark di Suvero

At Pier 40 on the lawn near the baseball park is this giant sculpture, that you can see from blocks away. Constructed in 1995 it is 70 feet tall and weights 10 tons. The circular top moves with the wind.

Marco Polo “Mark” di Suvero is an American abstract expressionist sculptor born Marco Polo Levi in Shanghai, China in 1933 to Italian expatriates. He immigrated to San Francisco in 1942 with his family. From 1953 to 1957, he attended UC Berkeley to study Philosophy. While working in construction, he was critically injured in a freight elevator accident and focused all his attention on sculpture.

While in rehabilitation, he learned to work with an arc welder. His early works were large outdoor pieces that incorporated railroad ties, tires, scrap metal and structural steel. This exploration has transformed over time into a focus on I-beams and heavy gauge metal. Many of the pieces contain sections that are allowed to swing and rotate giving the overall forms a considerable degree of motion."

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Title of Piece: Sea Change

Artist: Mark di Suvero

Material/Media: Steel and stainless steel

Date of Creation or Placement: 1995

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): South Beach Park

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