Public Art Thrives; Crossed Currents Returns

One of the truly wonderful benefits of living in Culver City is our amazing collection of public art. One of our most seen and enjoyed pieces – Crossed Currents – has returned after a restoration to it’s pedestal next to Ballona Creek, just off the intersection of Duquesne and Jefferson. 

Crossed Currents by Portland artist and architect Don Merkt, was installed in 1999 as an homage to Ballona Creek, which it overhangs, and the Tongva peoples living nearby. The City searched far and wide for a company with the diverse skills to complete this restoration project. Kudos to the Carlsbad company, Restoration ArTechs, for meeting all unforeseen challenges.

Significant improvements include the addition of LED lamps, the securing of the floating steel “bubbles”, the removal of corrosion and refinishing with marine paint, plus a final coating with hydro-phobic nanotechnology. Good to go for another twenty years!

Please come and admire (with physical distance and a mask of course) this newly-restored largest sculpture in Culver City’s public art collection.

Louise Coffey-Webb

www.culvercitysymphony.org

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