“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.”
John Steinbeck-East of Eden
For the past couple of years I have been working on a major project for the Lane Field North Development in the Port of San Diego. The theme is water, and for this place it could not be a more powerful symbol. The lack of water, and at times the raging overabundance of water has been a force that has shaped California, moved its populations, created riches and hardships, and at time battles between neighbors. It is also the same story through the West and has driven people in desperation to California for its dream of the promised land. It could not be a more timeless and powerful symbol, and developments like this could not exist without out it. The Port of San Diego itself exists because of it.
When complete the sculpture will be three stories tall on the South side of the building and four on the North and divided into two 220 foot lengths. Monumental in scale, it has the Pacific Coast Highway on one side and Harbor Avenue on the other. Cruise ships and aircraft carriers park nearby and trains pass through the station across the street as well. It is a great honor to be working on this project with John Portman Associates who designed the building and LFN Developers who are making it all happen, and also to Clark Steel Fabricators who is fabricating and installing the project..
Special thanks to Aaron Whelton, Kurt Nordquist and IDE Engineers who help me realize major projects like this.