Exploring a way of seeing expansive meaning in the juxtaposition of important buildings and sculptures, by centering on Alexis Smith’s "Snake Path" sculpture at UC San Diego and her reputation as an "assemblage" or "collage" artist, this article puts the iconic university library designed by William Pereira in relation with other buildings and sculptures to show that a type of religious geoglyph is inscribed into a coastal ridge in Southern California.
Lying in Plain Sight: La Jolla’s assemblage of religious art
Rick Kennedy is a professor of history at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Educated at UCSB, mostly under cultural and architectural historian Harold Kirker, he recently published The First American Evangelical: A Short Life of Cotton Mather (Eerdmans).
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Rick Kennedy; Lying in Plain Sight: La Jolla’s assemblage of religious art. Boom 1 December 2016; 6 (4): 74–79. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.74
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