PUBLIC ART DATA FOR LOS ANGELES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII  



"We Too Were Once Strangers" (2015) by Richard Turner


DESCRIPTION: 
10-foot by 10-foot by 8 1/2-foot bronze, stone and concrete sculpture

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LOCATION:  
northeast  corner of Flower Street and Sunflower Street, Flower Street Bike Trail, Santa Ana, CA

THE PUBLIC ART:
        
© Public Art in Public Places Project                                                                                    Photo Credit:  Richard Turner



TEXT FROM THE PLAQUE:
We Too Were Once Strangers is a celebration of the heritage and achievement of the Japanese American farmers of Orange County. In 1940 there were 245 Japanese “Issei” farms in Orange County. The memorial is located on land once cultivated by the immigrant farmers. The produce from the farms was sold at a market in Santa Ana located at Broadway and Fourth Street. Celery was one of the four main crops that were grown. The stone paving of the base recalls pathways in traditional Japanese gardens, which often featured recycled millstones as accents.
Richard Turner, artist
2015




© Public Art in Public Places Project   


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© Public Art in Public Places Project