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William Wareham
Rigger
1981


Project Area: Beacon Street
Project: Port of Los Angeles Administration Building
Project Location: W. 5th Street at Palos Verdes Street
Project Type: Developer

Description:

"Rigger," a large, painted metal abstract sculpture, sits in a plaza in front of the Harbor Administration Building. Relating to the site and building’s boxy composition, the sculpture’s form also resembles a ship at full sail.
Wareham's sculpture
 

Artist Profile

William Wareham began his higher education at the University of the Americas in Mexico City, Mexico; followed by a year in the Peace Corp in Cuzco, Peru; and then finished his studies receiving a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art and both his MA and MFA from the University of California, Berkeley.  Wareham’s sculptures “rework and change the [original] forms to get a more dynamic relationship, interesting intervals, tension in the negative volumes or contrasting scale; all with the purpose of bringing a great sense of visual delight to our lives.”  The artist has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant and was named Djerassi Resident Artist by the Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowship.  Wareham’s public artworks can be found at Chapman College, Los Angeles; Art Museum of Santa Cruz County; Norcal Sculpture Park, San Francisco; San Francisco State University; and Mare Island Shipyard Workers Tribute, Award Commission from Vallejo.  Warhem lives and works in Montague, California.