Shimada Friendship Park Monument - Richmond, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 54.467 W 122° 20.692
10S E 557590 N 4195785
Quick Description: An abstract memorial commemorating the friendship between sister cities Richmond and Shimada.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2010 12:20:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM8EVT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The sculptor draw on Japanese tradition in creating this monument which consists of three travertine stones of varying sizes placed in a triangular formation. The Center stone symbolizes heaven and the two other stones symbolize the earth and humankind. The central stone is draped with two symbolic strands. One strand a steel cable, represents Richmond's port and industrial activity, and the other, a silken rope refers to Japan.
Title: Friendship Park Monument

Artist: Hasson, Bruce

Media (materials) used: Sculpture: travertine and metal; Base: sandstone and metal.

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Shimada Friendship Park

Date of creation or placement: 1991

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