Artist: Craig Cree Stone, Long Beach, CA
Stone has resided in Long Beach since 1976. A recipient of numerous art awards, Stone is currently a Professor of Art and American Indian Studies at CSULB.
Location: Second Street sidewalks, building facades and median strips, between Bayshore Ave and Livingston Drive, Belmont Shore
District: District 3
Description: Rain or shine, permanent shadows along Second Street in Belmont Shore join tourists and residents alike. Craig Cree Stone provides a joyful promenade through a series of images that are cast from parking meters, imprinted onto bus pads and sandblasted and carved into existing median boulders. Familiar images of a dog leashed to a parking meter, schools of fish, a pelican, and of a little girl riding the shoulders of an adult reflect the relaxed atmosphere of this shore community. This relaxed characteristic is not unique to Belmont Shore but also to California, as seen in the shadow of two Californian poppies in front of one of the many locally owned shops. Initially some may feel distracted and confused by these shadows perhaps because of their origin. This is answered only by one's imagination.
Funding: $50,000. Entire funding for the project was provided through parking meter revenue allocated for the Second Street improvements.
Completion: April 27, 1995
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