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Artists: Tom Drugan and Laura Haddad (2007)

Lineage is composed of three sculptural elements creating a connective line that joins Fire Station 35 with the Southside Community Center: Water and light activate the Strata Wall, Tule Reed Drain, and Community Beacons. The art connects the viewer with the community’s history from past to future through forms, artifacts, and imagery.

From early stories celebrating the healing power of local springs, to the sustenance of the community through agriculture, and as a key element in the service of fire fighters, water is the essential component to life in the valley. Water flows from the Tule Reed Drain into a runnel on top of the Strata Wall, and then cascades onto a splash stone and into the landscape. Like water, light sustains the community from plant growth to the flow of electric energy essential to high tech. Sunlight reveals the rich colors of the art and brings the solar-powered Community Beacons to life at night, while electric light illuminates layers in the Strata Wall.

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