Cerritos installs new public art sculptures
CERRITOS – Two new pieces of artwork were recently installed in the Cerritos Sculpture Garden as part of a temporary sculpture display program.
“Flame” by Lyle London and “Joker” by Jeff Zischke will be displayed for two years, after which they will be replaced by two new pieces.
London’s “Flame” features an aluminum base and is composed of painted fiberglass. The paint has a metallic sheen that reflects various colors as the ambient lighting changes. The structure stands 10 feet tall and has a 6-foot base. Zischke’s “Joker” stands 8 feet tall on a 4x4-feet base.
The contemporary abstract sculpture is fabricated in steel and painted with a high-gloss red paint.
Each artist will receive a $2,500 stipend, which is funded through Cerritos’s Art in Public Places Program. The fund is supported by contributions from the business community as part of the city’s development requirements.
The sculpture selections were recommended by the city's Fine Arts and Historical Commission and reviewed and approved by the City Council.