Project Area: Little Tokyo
Project: Union Bank
Project Location: 120 S. San Pedro Street
Project Type: Developer
"Stone Rise" is a 5'h x 13'w x 5'd sculpture of four large African granite blocks, each weighing 10 tons and separated by seven small black Indian granite stones. Roughly textured with marks from picks and chisels, the exterior surface of the African granite presents a striking contrast with the machine polished interior surface. The natural materials and horizontal lines of the sculpture contrast with the manufactured materials and vertical thrust of the surrounding architecture. Recalling a shakkei, or "borrowed scenery" garden, the mirror-like surface reflects and captures the monumental skyline of Downtown.