Sculptures by Brian Howe & Freyja Bardell seen at Riverside Drive Bridge over Los Angeles River and Ave 20, Los Angeles, CA, Glendale - Riverside Roundabout: “Faces of Elysian Valley”
Sculptures by Brian Howe & Freyja Bardell seen at Riverside Drive Bridge over Los Angeles River and Ave 20, Los Angeles, CA, Glendale - Riverside Roundabout: “Faces of Elysian Valley”Sculptures by Brian Howe & Freyja Bardell seen at Riverside Drive Bridge over Los Angeles River and Ave 20, Los Angeles, CA, Glendale - Riverside Roundabout: “Faces of Elysian Valley”Sculptures by Brian Howe & Freyja Bardell seen at Riverside Drive Bridge over Los Angeles River and Ave 20, Los Angeles, CA, Glendale - Riverside Roundabout: “Faces of Elysian Valley”
Nine​ ​Stone​ ​sculptures​ ​are​ ​cut​ ​with​ ​3D​ ​scanned​ ​faces​ ​of​ ​individuals​ ​from​ ​the​ ​surrounding community.​ ​The​ ​sculptures​ ​are​ ​sited​ ​in​ ​a​ ​remediative​ ​native​ ​landscape​ ​typical​ ​to​ ​adjacent​ ​LA​ ​River.​ ​Curb cuts​ ​in​ ​the​ ​roundabout​ ​convey​ ​stormwater​ ​coming​ ​from​ ​the​ ​bridge​ ​through​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​stormwater detention​ ​landscapes,​ ​thus​ ​intercepting​ ​runoff​ ​before​ ​it​ ​dumps​ ​into​ ​the​ ​LA​ ​River.​ ​Each​ ​series​ ​of​ ​3 sculptures​ ​are​ ​cut​ ​from​ ​one​ ​block​ ​of​ ​stone​ ​using​ ​a​ ​​ ​technique​ ​similar​ ​to​ ​Russian​ ​nesting​ ​dolls.​ ​All “off-cuts”​ ​(typically​ ​waste)​ ​material​ ​has​ ​been​ ​arrayed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​outer​ ​ring​ ​as​ ​a​ ​boundary.​ ​The​ ​hollow​ ​inverted faces​ ​give​ ​the​ ​illusion​ ​of​ ​following​ ​you​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​an​ ​interactive​ ​experience​ ​as​ ​one​ ​goes​ ​around​ ​the roundabout,​ ​with​ ​no​ ​maintenance​

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