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Chamness sculpture

public art Chamness

Artist: Jim Grey

Title: Memory of Albert and Reba Chamness

Date: 1957 (dedication)

A white plaster relief (48” x 32” x 3”) that is a wall mounted triangle shape, showing a woman standing with a sickle. Two men planting seeds are below her.

clock tower

Palomar's Legendary Clocktower

Image Sources

  • chamness2: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved
  • Clock Tower: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

Razzamatazz

Lightning bolt sculpture

Artist: Harry Bliss

Title: Razzamatazz

Date: 1975

Three very large steel (20‘x 6’ x 8 ½’) white vertical lightning bolts (was originally painted yellow) that are mounted in concrete. The bolts form a zig zag pattern. Welded metal (cold rolled steel)?

clock tower

Palomar's Legendary Clocktower

Image Sources

  • Razzamataz: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved
  • Clock Tower: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

Dome

Dome

"Dome"

Artist: developed by Buckminster Fuller, construction by college architect C.J. Paderewski of San Diego
Date: 1958

Used as the gymnasium

This metal geodesic is a hemispherical thin-shell dome building that is a structure comprised of geodesics, a series of straight lines on a curved space that intersect to form a triangle. It is extremely strong despite using very few materials. It is silver in color aluminum alloy panels.

clock tower

Palomar's Legendary Clocktower

Image Sources

  • Dome: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved
  • Clock Tower: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

Snails

Artist: H.M.?

Date early 60’s?

Mosaic of four snails on a large leaf (26” x 94 x ?”). Along the two toned horizontal green leaf, four grey snails with brown and yellow shells are spaced in the of the middle of the curvy leaf. Around the outside of the leaf are abstract flying green and white bugs. Concrete and tiles.

Image Sources

  • Snails: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

Breakaway

Artist: Designed by Harry Bliss and constructed by Al Ventura

Title: Breakaway (in memory of Eric Christopher Johnson)

“Rising to a Higher Realm…” Donate by Johnson family & friends

Date: 1997

Wall mounted stainless steel with curved oblong shapes and half circles in six sections. These metal shapes have upward motion.

Image Sources

  • Breakaway: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

Bricks

Brick sculpture

"Bricks"

Artist: unknown Harry Bliss?

Date: unknown

This piece is mounted on the side of a brick building. It has three circles also made of bricks that are vertical and stack on top of each other. There are several sizes and colors of bricks ranging from dark red to light tan with full and broken bricks. White mortar bonds the bricks together.

clock tower

Palomar's Legendary Clocktower

Image Sources

  • Harry Bliss: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved
  • Clock Tower: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

Chamness

Artist: Jim Grey

Title: Memory of Albert and Reba Chamness

Date: 1957 (dedication)

A white plaster relief (48” x 32” x 3”) that is a wall mounted triangle shape, showing a woman standing with a sickle. Two men planting seeds are below her.

Image Sources

  • chamness2: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

Kenneth Capps

Artist: Kenneth Capps

Title: unknown

Date: 1972

This large (30’ x 20’) (base 3” x 2’ x 4’) sculpture has abstract forms of a red rusted steel frame with wire cables suspending large aged grey wood beams on a concrete base. It looks very precarious as the objects jut out in several directions.

Image Sources

  • Unknown: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

Clock Tower

Artist: Harry Bliss

Date: 1975 updated 1995

Very large red stained wooden clock tower that is held up by four telephone poles. The clock faces are metal with gold hands. The tower has many vertical wooden beams that mimic a traditional cathedral tower.

Image Sources

  • Clock Tower: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved

Michael Todd

yellow sculpture

Artist: Michael Todd

Title: “untitled”

Date: 1977

Three welded iron pieces (17” x 20” x 9”) that is painted yellow.  The top square is attached to a circular shape that is resting on a cylinder shape.

clock tower

Palomar's Legendary Clocktower

Image Sources

  • Michael Todd: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved
  • Clock Tower: Palomar Community College District | All Rights Reserved