Monday’s Monument: Peace on Earth, Los Angeles, CA

Monday’s Monument: Peace on Earth, Los Angeles, CA

This  sculpture, which portrays a dove descending to earth with the spirit of peace, symbolized by the Madonna standing inside a tear shaped canopy, supported by a base of reclining lambs was designed by  cubist Jacques Lipchitz. It  is  in the plaza between the...
Monday’s Monument: Peace Sculpture, Livermore, CA

Monday’s Monument: Peace Sculpture, Livermore, CA

The Lawrence Livermore Laboratory  was established in 1952 at the height of the Cold War to meet urgent national security needs by advancing nuclear weapons science and technology. In 1982 a chemist named Leon Smith was dying of cancer and wrote a letter to the editor...
Monday’s Monument: Reflect, Rosemead, California

Monday’s Monument: Reflect, Rosemead, California

Is this a peace monument? You decide. The sculpture consists of an iron beam pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center held up by two stainless steel hands. The hands holding it up are constructed from 2,976 individually crafted stainless steel birds, each...
Monday’s Monument: Isla Vista, CA Perfect Park

Monday’s Monument: Isla Vista, CA Perfect Park

The history of Isla Vista, adjacent to the University of California-Santa Barbara Campus, is complicated and volatile. In the Fall of 1969 a popular Anthropology professor was fired; early the next year there were massive protests; in February, the Bank of America...