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Lita Albuquerque
Celestial Source
1993


Project Area: CBD/South Park
Project: Grand Hope Park
Project Location: Between Grand & Hope and 9th & Olympic
Project Type: CRA Initiated

Description:

Three sebilles, each situated on its own set of stairs, pour flowing water into the central pool of the fountain that they each face. The sebilles have concave centers of a metallic color that evoke a celestial scene. The fountain, designed in collaboration with landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, is organized by echoed patterns of geometrical shapes that form the sloping steps.

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Image of Steps in Pool
 
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Artist Profile

In the late 1970s, Lita Albuquerque developed an interest in art not as a canvas in a gilded frame, but as an ephemeral action created in real space.  She has developed a national reputation for her sculptural installations that incorporate her fascination with space and philosophy.  Albuquerque is currently preparing for a global, ephemeral project delineating the motion of the stars at the North and South Poles.  The artist’s numerous solo exhibitions include installations at: Santa Monica Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Corcoran Gallery of Art; Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris; Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo; and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.   Presently, Albuquerque is a professor on the core faculty of the Fine Art Graduate Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.