September 2010

Under the Microscope: Steel Doors ~ 28th & N

September 28, 2010
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Local artist Keith Peschel crafted these steel doors and grilles for the Sutter Community Parking Garage at 2701 N St. He’s dubbed the design (appropriately for a medical center facility) “Under the Microscope”. My photos of these pieces leave something to be desired. Some nicer quality photos are posted by the artist at rockandiron.zenfolio.com/exteriors (see […]

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De Forest Mural ~ 9th & P

September 24, 2010
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This ceramic tile mural on the California Energy Commission building at Ninth & P was created by Roy De Forest (1). The mural is about 60 feet long (2) and is described as a celebration of farming in the Sacramento area (3). I also see elements of Sacramento area history and landscape with the Native […]

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Fuller Poles ~ 16th & Q

September 14, 2010
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The Fuller Poles at 16th & Q enliven the corner of the parking lot of what was once the Fuller Paint store. The sculpture was created by the designstudio of famed graphic designer, Saul Bass, as part of an identity campaign for the Fuller O’Brien Paint Company in the early 1960’s (1). It consists of […]

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Stainless Steel Grillwork ~ 15th & O

September 10, 2010
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This interlocking stainless steel grillwork created by Gale McCall can be found on O Street between 14th and 15th along the outside of the childcare facility yard at the Department of Education building. The fence runs about half of the length of the entire block. There is a door at each end and one in […]

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Community Roundabout ~ 26th & S

September 6, 2010
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Update Spring 2012: Two of the sculptures were knocked over, apparantly by a car accident, and they have since been removed. This metal sculpture by Kristen Hoard sits in the roundabout at 26th & S. There are four figures marking each direction of the roundabout. I can’t think of another roundabout in town that boasts […]

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