Thursday, December 29, 2011

Queen Califia's Magical Circle

Today Marla, the girls, my dad, and I went to Kit Carson Park in Escondido to enjoy some local artwork. Kit Carson Park is the largest regional park in the city of San Diego (300 acres). It is home to the only American sculpture garden created by the internationally renowned artist Niki de Saint Phalle. 

Bullhead Totem. 
There are eight large totemic figures symbolizing various monsters, skulls, humans, and animals with various special powers.

Step Totem. 

The circular wall that surrounds the garden is decorated with beautifully colored mosaic serpents. 
Be careful when touching them however, they get HOT!

Yelling Man Totem.

The main attraction in the sculpture garden is Queen Califia. The 11 feet tall sculpture, with a golden egg inside, represents birth, death, and transformation. 
The mosaics are absolutely memorizing. 

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing park! I have always wanted to go. Your blog is like my 'bucket list' (if I had a bucket list). I love all the photos and now really will go (picnic date soon?). Very wonderful day in SoCal. Thanks for sharing it.


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