Created and Sold by Cliff Garten

Cliff Garten


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The Auras are two sculptures found at the Moffett Place Corporate Campus in Sunnyvale, CA. Designed by Cliff Garten, these sculptures create a gateway on the main street while also defining the pedestrian crosswalk perpendicular to the street. Each sculpture is illuminated by the programmed light sequences and or backlit by intense sunlight that make the patterns move as the viewer moves around each artwork.

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Cliff Garten

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Garten locates the latent potential in every public place.

Cliff Garten is an internationally recognized sculptor and founder of Cliff Garten Studio in Venice, California.

By connecting people to places and infrastructure through sculptural material, social history and ecology, Garten’s work locate the latent potential in every public place and situation to become more than the specific functions it appears to perform. Sculpture and landscape, function and form, like public and private experiences are never distinct, but exchange places throughout the day. Sculpture defines our interaction and movement by creating energy between things, generating interest in public activity, reframing our private lives and creating a sense of place within public and private realms.

Garten received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Landscape Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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