Sculpture in the Garden
Sculptures from regional artists installed in natural, picturesque setting
Now – April 2017
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Artist Name: Christie and Isa Beniston
Title of Piece: Pairs for Life
Media: ceramic tile
Dimensions: 18"H x 14"W x 14"D
Retail Price: $3,700 + tax
Artists’ Statement: For our pair of benches we have chosen to honor the lifelong bonds that are rare, but can still be found in the animal kingdom.
Creatures that mate for life and are illustrated on the tiles: albatross, bald eagles, barn owls, beavers, black vultures, condors, coyotes, cranes, crows, foxes, French angel fish, geese, golden eagles, love birds, macaws, orcas, otters, penguins, pigeons, prairie voles, quaker parrots, red tailed hawks, Schistosoma mansoni parasites, sea horses, swans, turtle doves, whooping cranes, wolves, and termites.
Artist’s Bio #1: Christie Beniston is a public artist based in Solana Beach, CA and has had a thriving art practice for over 25 years. Her public, residential, and commercial commissions are located throughout Southern California in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. Recent works by Beniston are permanently installed at the San Diego Airport Commuter Terminal, Huntington Valley Little League field in Huntington Beach, Glendale Adventist Hospital, and at the Operations Campus for LA Metro. She has also exhibited her work in museums and galleries across the country.
Artist’s Bio #2: Isa Beniston is a 23 year-old artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from UCLA’s School of Arts & Architecture in 2014 with a BA in Art and a minor in Visual and Performing Arts Education, where she received two faculty-nominated scholarships. In 2015, after an exhilarating but intense quarter teaching students in juvenile hall, kindergarten, and middle school, she began to focus on producing work that would immerse her in LA’s contemporary art scene. She currently works as and Art Object/Architectural Conservator and spends evenings working in her studio.
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