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Elevations (1)

Cliff Garten
Artwork Type
Media & Support
Aluminum, Venetian plaster
22 ft.x 7 ft.x 12 ft.* (6.7 x 2.1 x 3.7 m)
Public Health
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Public Health
11833 South Wilmington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
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Latitude: -118.239389 - Longitude: 33.925068
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Elevations (1) is an illuminated sculpture with a white and black drawing on a corresponding Venetian plaster wall. The white and black wall drawing mimics the curves of the sculpture and was applied using a stencil. In contrast to the precision of the lines, a distressed finish was chosen for the wall’s surface. A metallic silver powder was added to the wall to create a silver sheen. The reflection of light on the wall’s surface illuminates the sculpture and enhances the visual interaction between the two elements.

About the Artist

Cliff Garten is a Venice-based artist and landscape architect who has created artwork for numerous public art agencies including the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Fort Worth Public Art Program and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Los Angeles. Garten has also created public art master plans for the City of Calgary (Canada) and the Pinellas County Cultural Affairs Department.
Garten received his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and his Master of Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Garten is the recipient of two Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation Fellowship for Individual Artists, the Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship and the Jerome Foundation Travelling Artist Grant.