Public Sculptures by The Last Straw seen at San Diego County Operations Center, San Diego - Littoral Drift
Public Sculptures by The Last Straw seen at San Diego County Operations Center, San Diego - Littoral Drift
Image credit: Jerry Manning
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“Littoral Drift” activates the 2-story high lobby of the County of San Diego’s Permit Center. Conceived of as biomorphic chandeliers, the seven suspended sculptures are variations on a theme. Their highly reflective polished stainless steel surfaces enliven the space they occupy with an intricate interplay of light and shadow. Delicately woven upper expanses contrast with darkly attenuated stems, where densely wrapped nodes suggestive of a generative principle protrude and trail off into space. Together, canopy and stem are expressions of light and dark, earth and air, contraction and release, and suggest any number of biological forms, whether aquatic or terrestrial.

Meet the Creator

The Last Straw

Fallbrook, CA

Through all of my work, I place a high premium on the quality of materials and craftsmanship, which is not only essential to the integrity of the work; it becomes the seduction that draws a viewer in. The poetry is in the details.

Anne Mudge lives on a seed farm and often employs labor-intensive collaborations with materials and processes to reference living forms and systems. She is a nationally acclaimed sculptor and public artist who has shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the List Visual Arts Center at M.I.T, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in Coral Gables, Florida, the California Center for the Arts Museum, among other public and private venues. Public art commissions include the North Park Gateway, the San Diego State University Transit Center, the San Diego International Airport, the County of San Diego’s Planning and Permit Building, and a commission for the City of Moorpark, CA.

Available for commission/custom work