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Alum Rock Garden

Artist: Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii (2005)

The artwork consists of four terrazzo mandalas (ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe), each 8’ in diameter, inset in the floor. The pieces commemorate and metaphorically articulate the community’s agricultural history, strong multicultural history, as well as the region’s distinctive geological features and their influence on the area’s history and development. These themes are also echoed within the skylights installed above the terrazzo elements. The artwork is placed beneath four 8’ diameter skylights within the library with corresponding colors.

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