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: fleeting, transitory
evanescent wave: a nearfield standing wave, employed for total internal reflection microscopy

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Newport Beach Civic Center

Cantilever Bridge

Sculpture Garden

Desert Garden


   

 

Cantilever Bridge

The two separate parcels of the Civic Center site are connected with a low-profile pedestrian bridge spanning 150 feet over a main thoroughfare, San Miguel Drive. The bridge has a 52-foot observation platform that provides views of the Santa Catalina Islands. It was created by cantilevering steel supports off of the concrete shear wall elevator tower and perching the main bridge girders on those supports to allow for longitudinal movement.

 

   

 

   


   

   

 
Cantilever bridge perspective

 
 

 

SCULPTURE GARDEN

 

The Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park is an integral feature of the Newport Beach Civic Center. Civic Center Park, which turned nearly half a million square feet of undeveloped land into a new public park, was designed by renowned landscape architectural firm Peter Walker and Partners (PWP).  The City Arts Commission determined that a rotating exhibition, in which pieces are loaned for a 2-year period, was an optimal approach to bring sculpture to the City in a cost-efficient manner. In 2013, the Newport Beach City Council authorized the City Arts Commission to implement an inaugural rotational sculpture exhibit in Civic Center Park.

Admission is free and the exhibition continues to be enjoyed by residents and guests of all ages and sensibilities. The exhibition has become a “museum without walls” that offers the temporary display of public art in a unique, naturalistic setting. Moreover, the City is able to exhibit a well-balanced representation of public art, with artistic merit, durability, practicality, and site responsiveness as criteria in the selection of work. The rotational nature of the exhibit ensures that residents and guests are exposed to a variety of work. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

The mirrored surface of Talking Heads yields myriad possibilities for abstract reflections


 

   

 

   

 


   

 

 
Reflection through a lacuna in Talking Heads:
Newport Beach sculpture garden
 

 


   

 

 
 

 



   



   

   

   


Primeover, side-on:
Newport Beach sculpture garden

 

   

   

 

 

Chairman of the Board - burnished steel #1
 

 

   

 

 

   

   

 

Blue bridge shadows - Newport Beach civic center


 

   

 

 


Individuality n.1 suspended figure
 

Fractured Peace looking skyward



 

 

   

   

   


 

 

 

 

Desert Garden

Completed in 2013, the Civic Center of Newport Beach has become a word-of-mouth destination for succulent enthusiasts. The Desert Garden has three main sections: North Africa, South Africa, and American Desert Plants, although there is no strict separation, as tree aloes from South Africa mix with cactus and puyas from South America.

 

   

 

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