Have You Seen The Giant Sculpture In Front Of The New Pacific Gate By Bosa High Rise?

Have you seen the giant sculpture in front of the new Pacific Gate by Bosa high rise?

Pacific Gate by Bosa, San Diego’s first super prime residential building debuting this year downtown, is the home of the much-awaited 25-foot sculpture, Pacific Soul, by world-renowned artist, Jaume Plensa. The installation is the first in San Diego for the internationally-renowned artist.

Best known for monumental sculptures in public spaces across international destinations from Chicago to Venice, Italy, Plensa combines conventional sculptural materials like glass, steel, bronze and aluminum with more unconventional media such as water, light, and sound, creating hybrid works of intricate energy, psychological weight, and symbolic richness. By posing numerous dualities, such as inside and outside, light and dark, and earth and sky, the artist seeks to connect his work with viewers on an intuitive level.

 

Approximately 25 feet tall, Pacific Soul is Plensa’s most ambitious sculpture in California to date. Composed of the characters from eight different alphabets including Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and Hindi, Pacific Soul draws its inspiration from the roots of rainforest trees, as the sculpture grows from organic, wrapping, root-like ribbons which create the shape of the human body made from language.

 

Plensa believes language to be the self portrait of a culture; he utilizes alphabets as a metaphor, joining together humanity through art. Pacific Soul is the first public work in the U.S. that incorporates the artist’s use of root-like ribbons at the base, out of which the form organically develops.

It’s absolutely beautiful, and a wonderful addition to San Diego’s arts and culture scene – make a plan to pay it a visit.

See you there!

 

The Latest
Party for the Planet
Are you ready to Party for the Planet? In honor of Earth Day, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is...
WILDCOAST Benefit Dinner at Herb and Sea
Herb & Sea invites guests to join them for the 3rd Annual WILDCOAST Benefit Dinner, a family-style seafood soiree on their Moonlight Deck. Herb &...
Birch Aquarium Aza Accreditation
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has announced that Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego was once again granted accreditation...
Bazaar del Mundo
Diane Powers’ Bazaar del Mundo Shops in Old Town will celebrate spring with a tribute to beloved artist, Laurel Burch, and a curated selection of...
Laundry Pub at Hotel Del Coronado
The Laundry Pub has officially opened its doors as the newest neighborhood eatery at Hotel del Coronado. The Laundry serves up classic pub fare and...
Busa Beverage espresso martini
Busa Beverage Inc. is a new ready-to-drink Italian craft cocktail brand conceptualized by the Busalacchis, a renowned Sicilian family recognized for their contributions to building...