Get To Know More About Arts District Liberty Station Installations
Liberty Station is an absolute gem of our community for so many reasons…not least of which is the amazing art you’ll find throughout the grounds.
But if you’re like us, you probably don’t know as much as you’d like about the artists that created them or the inspiration behind them. So we asked for more information on some of the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station installations so we could share with you and encourage your exploration of these amazing works of art!
“Facetime”, by Miki Iwasaki
Contains three sculptures incorporating steel and wooden bench elements, representing the universal, primal need for shelter and spaces for face-to-face conversation. An artist reception, open to the public, showcases the connection between small-scale model making and large-scale architecture and construction.
“A Dime to Call Home”, by Michelle Montjoy
A collection of sea bags cast in cement, revealing bits of soft clothing and “arms” knitted from nautical rope reaching up from each bag. This installation represents the transformations new recruits experience upon entering the military and its contrasts to home life.
“Column A and Column B: A Continual Mural Narrative Performance”, by Hugo Crosthwaite
A mural project that is all about presenting muralism as a performance. Crosthwaite created the mural in public for 16 days. During that time, the public was able to see him work and ask questions. The project is a performance about the creative process and showcases the nature of art.
“Sky Mosaic”, by David Krimmel
A 30’ x 8’ foot installation on an arcade rooftop walkway will be created using 1,200 colored transparent tiles that will literally “flutter” in the wind. Inspired by the original tiles in Liberty Public Market, the piece will cast colorful shadows depending on sun and season.
“Tesselation #1”, by Jason Xavier Lane
A sculpture influenced by craft and design in the San Diego region, past and present. A sculptural monolith clad in three-dimensional, hand-cast concrete tiles will be set beneath two existing magnolia trees. A bench of hand-hewn timber is inset within the sculpture to reflect Liberty Station’s original 1920’s grand post-and-beam roof construction and the legacy of naval shipbuilding.
“Rolling it Forward”, by Jeremy Nuttall
One of the many unique and hidden art installations at the ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station. This piece is by local artist Jeremy Nuttall and represents a boat and rolling waves made entirely of community-painted skateboards located on the roof of one of the buildings. It builds on the concept of “Pay It Forward” and required the support and involvement of the community to be completed through public painting events. The project references two important histories of San Diego both the Naval and Maritime histories along with the influence San Diego has had on the progression of skateboarding and the communities they connect.
See you there…and stay healthy, San Diego!