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CSULB Art Lecturers Michael Parker and Todd Ciborowski create public sculptures for City of Los Angeles

Posted on February 27, 2019 by School of Art

Unknown-1CSULB Art lecturers Michael Parker and Todd Ciborowski have created a public sculpture for the Los Angeles Art Commission. The artwork entitled 5 UP: 5-14-138 San Andreas Break exists in two locations, with the first at the George Lane Skatepark, where the artists envisioned a skateable sculpture that pays hommage to skate boarders as explorers of the built environment. Along with its companion sculpture at Castaic Skate Park, the artists utilized a digitized topography of the area between the two parks- bounded by the 5, 14 and 138 roadways- to create a concrete element that is integrated into the park’s skate path. Facing the entrace to the skate park, the seven foot high element presents this cast, three-dimensional map, while the opposing face of the vertical sculpture becomes a quarter-pipe skate feature.  To celebrate, the Arts Commission and the office of LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger invite the public to attend the opening of the Castaic Regional Sports Complex Skatepark, which includes a dedication of newly commissioned artwork on February 27, 2019.

Congratulations to both Mr. Parker and Mr. Ciborowksi and the lucky skateboarders in both neighborhoods!



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