Bridget Beck’s “A Glendale Picnic,” a 19’ in diameter interactive steel sculpture with picnic seating and birdhouses, was unveiled on March 21, 2015. Attendees met the artist and enjoyed ukulele music by the Honolulu Avenue Strummers and Montrose Ukulele Jam.

See a GTV6 video about the installation!

"The sculpture isn't complete until people are actually sitting on it,” says YOU ARE HERE artist Bridget Beck, “I consider the community to be one of the materials in constant flux in my work.  It changes character with the conversations that inhabit all the spaces in between.  I've hidden secret narratives everywhere. A Glendale Picnic is not only full of actual verbal conversation, it also has a physical record of all of the days I've spent working on it.  I have created a personal physical language in all welds and the little bits and pieces." Bridget Beck is a Los Angeles based artist. She creates large-scale sculpture, drawings and community collaborations. She favors the use of reclaimed materials in her work.


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