"Reverence for an Era" (2005-2006) by Kerry Zarders

 
DESCRIPTION:  two pairs of 9-foot high by 26-inch diameter freestanding columns faced with ceramic tile mosaic
 
Pio Pico and Maria Ignacia Alvarado Pico

COMMENT:  These mosaic-faced columns depict the culture and history of the Santa Fe Springs region.  The northeast corner's columns focus on the area's Native American era and Mexican colonial period, with a floral design commemorating Maria Ignacia Alvarado, wife of the last Mexican governor of California, Pio Pico.  The southwest corner's columns focus on the area's early ranching period and oil industry, with images of coyote and bear.


THE PUBLIC ART:
    
© Public Art in Public Places Project

    
© Public Art in Public Places Project

THE PUBLIC PLACE:
©
 Public Art in Public Places Project




LOCATION:  northeast and northwest corners 
of Telegraph Road and Bloomfield Avenue, 
Santa Fe Springs, CA