The title of this work,
“All Things Centered”
is conceptualized by the two utility boxes representing
the duality of centeredness and emphasizes the importance of
our Civic Center as the ultimate place of grounding and focus in our community.
The boxes illustrate two types of centeredness, radial and longitudinal...
there are always two or more points of view in any civic activity,
and the two box set is intended to reflect
the diversity of Nature and its inherent harmonious power in our lives.
Goddess Saraswati destroying the Demon of Ignorance,
granting us knowledge and divine wisdom.
Saraswati, Goddess of knowledge and the arts,
is the river of consciousness that enlivens creation;
she is the dawn-goddess whose rays dispel the darkness of ignorance.
Her energy is essential for discrimination, academics and performing arts
and blesses us with perfection of all arts and sciences.
Saraswati actually means "the one who flows".
Saraswati is a river of knowledge that flows in the highest heaven of Brahma
and descends into our minds through the doors of learning to become established in us
as knowledge and wisdom.
She symbolizes the purifier in our quest for liberation.
She personifies in humans civilized behavior, refined tastes and artistic talent.
Saraswati grants wisdom, knowledge, creativity and intuition
for the flowering of our minds and refinement of our character.
The Rigveda Samhita
City of Redondo Beach Utility Box Public Art Program,
"All Things Centered, Box 1 & Box 2" at Diamond Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway,
Redondo Beach Civic Center, September 2019
Diamond Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach Civic Center, September 2019