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Jerome Kirk

Project Area:  Bunker Hill
Project:  Union Bank Plaza
Project Location:  445 S. Figueroa Street
Project Type: Developer Initiated


An abstract kinetic 26' h stainless steel sculpture located on the outdoor plaza level of the Union Bank Building. Jerome Kirk's "Aquarius" was the first abstract sculpture and the first outdoor mobile sculpture installed in Downtown. Air currents spread the stainless steel triangular shaped panels around an upward sweeping pedestal like birds in flight circling around an upward sweeping pedestal.

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Jerome Kirk received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951.  Initially influenced by artist Alexander Calder, Kirk has created kinetic sculptures that move in graceful, gentle rhythms as if orchestrated by an unheard musical arrangement.  Additional public artworks by Kirk include: Quest (1968) in Redondo Beach, Aprovoid (1982) in Beverly Hills, Light Wave (1982) and Random Rods (1988) at Chapman University in Orange, and Avion (1986) at the Koll Center in Irvine.