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John Okulick
Angels Beacon

Project Area: Beacon Street
Project: Port of Los Angeles Administration Building
Project Location: 100 West 5th Street, Port of Los Angeles Liberty Hill Plaza
Project Type: Developer


Located in a 30’ d rotunda at the entrance of the Port of Los Angeles Liberty Hill Plaza is John Okulick’s bronze vertical screen "Angels Beacon." The 11’6"h x 4'9"w panel contains a collage of harbor and ship elements below navigational stars and satellites. The screen is supported by two semi-circular seats set atop paving with a colored concrete propeller design.
Angels Beacon by John Okulick

Artist Profile

Born in New York City in 1947, John Okulick received his BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine.  Okulick is fascinated by the illusion of space between reality and fantasy.  He strives to capture this space by combining high-tech materials with more natural and traditional materials such as wood, gold leaf, and paint.  Okulick’s public artworks give the viewer a sense of depth that is based on the artist’s construction or perspective.  Okulick's work has been commissioned for the Ronald Reagan State Building, Los Angeles; a Metrolink Station, Los Angeles; McCormick Convention Complex Collection, Chicago; and the City of Reno Regional Transportation Office and Conference Center.  The artist's work is represented in many major public collections among them Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; and Il Museo delle Ceramiche Grazia, Deruta, Italy.  The artist lives and works in southern California.