International Sculpture Center



Ed Carpenter

Golden Springs
November 2004
46? x 10? x 60?
Mixed Media

Materials: aluminum masts, laminated dichroic glass, stainless steel cables, concrete, copper

This site is a 10' x 60' traffic island in a busy street intersection at the entrance to the Golden Springs Industrial Park in Santa Fe Springs, California. The sculpture is scaled to be prominent in relation to surrounding structures and is designed to be bold enough in form to be a significant entry marker. At the same time, it is transparent enough to preserve good vehicle sight lines. It seeks to embody feelings of up-welling, ascending from the earth, and rising spirits which are implicit in the name and history of the Golden Springs Development Company. The forms have various potential references, simultaneously suggesting botanical, technical, and fountain imagery. Up-lighting is provided both inside and around the perimeter of the sculpture.

Art Consultant: Marc Pally
Project Manager: Oanh Tran
Structural Engineering: Grant Davis
Lighting Design:C.E. Marquardt,Boring,OR
Steel Fabrication: Albina Pipe, Portland, OR
Masts: Lexington Standard, Minneapolis, MN
Glass Fabrication: Haefker Studio, Portland OR
Cables & Hardware: West Coast Wire Rope and Rigging, Portland, OR
Photos: Ed Carpenter