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Wave Fence

Rod Baer
Artwork Type
Media & Support
Painted tubular steel on chain link fence
1000 ft.* (304.8 m)
Parks and Recreation
El Cariso Community Regional Park
13100 Hubbard Street
Sylmar, CA
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Latitude: -118.417600 - Longitude: 34.316963
Image: Wave Fence

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The El Cariso Community Regional Park was named for the El Cariso Hot Shots, a firefighting crew that lost ten members while fighting the Loop Fire of 1966. The park, located in Sylmar includes a golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts, picnic tables, playground, sports and baseball fields.
Artist Rod Baer designed the fence around the swimming pool. In the artist's words, balancing playfulness with graceful form, the wave pattern forms an immediate and understandable symbol for the water contained within its perimeter. This mix reflects the facility’s dual pool purpose, which serves both children and adults, including serious competitive users and visiting event crowds seated in adjacent grandstands. By sculpting painted waves on the top edge of the fence, the aquatic center can be seen from all over the park, instantly marking its identity and location to visitors.

About the Artist

Rod Baer, who lives in Los Angeles, received an MFA from Claremont Graduate School and a BFA from San Diego State University. He has completed public and private commissions in California and the United States and has extensive design team experience. His work is characterized by bold geometric shapes and colors that are often rendered in three dimensions.