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Michael Davis
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1990


Project Area: Beacon Street
Project: Pacific Place
Project Location: 222 W. 6th Street
Project Type: Developer

Description:

Located in a small plaza enveloped by tall office buildings in a fountain area that mediates the traffic flowing between the surrounding buildings.  The fountain area consists of three abstract copper sculptural elements:  on the left is a sphere; on the right is a tall thin cone-shaped column; and directly behind these two is a low triangle with green patina.  All three sculptures stand in a reflecting pool in front of a fountain wall.  At the front of the building are a series of sculptural column lights atop concrete bases integrated into the building steps.

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Artist Profile

Michael Davis is currently working on public projects for the Port of Los Angeles, City of Ventura, and Providence, Rhode Island.  In 2006, he was commissioned to create a public artwork for the University of Southern California’s Bloom Art Walk.  Davis has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Artists’ Fellowships, a Hand Hollow Foundation Artist Fellowship, and an AIA Award.  His works can be found in numerous public collections including: Albuquerque Art Museum; Laguna Art Museum; the City of Los Angeles; the City of Dallas; the City of Santa Monica; the City of San Jose; and Washington State University.  The artist received formal training at California State University, Fullerton.  Michael Davis lives and works in Los Angeles.