"Compassion Is..." Mosaic Bench 2013, Earthbench with Mosaic Ceramic Inlays, Artist: David Breaux, Ceramic by: Donna Billick and Mark Rivera, Bench Builder: Brennan Bird, 3rd and C Streets, Davis, California

The Compassion Bench
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The Compassion Bench was both a work of art and a functional public bench. Located at the corner of 3rd and C Streets, it was erected in front of the AT&T building.


"Compassion Is..." external link Mosaic Bench 2012 external link   •  Artist: David Breaux external link   •  Ceramic by: Donna Billick external link and Mark Rivera external link   •  3rd and C Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:46:45 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 2 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5457
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One End
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One end of the bench was inlaid with ceramic art. A camera with a heart in its lens aimed outward. Below the camera was the word, "Listening."


"Compassion Is..." external link Mosaic Bench 2012 external link   •  Artist: David Breaux external link   •  Ceramic by: Donna Billick external link and Mark Rivera external link   •  3rd and C Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:46:56 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 2 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5458
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The Sign
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The sign which identified the bench was mounted on a tiled concrete slab. It read:

"Compassion is . . ."
Earthbench with Mosaic Ceramic Inlays
A community-built creation
inspired by David H. Breaux
Earthbench Builder - Brennan Bird
Mosaic Ceramic Artist - Mark Rivera
A Gift to the City of Davis
2013
Art in Public Places


"Compassion Is..." external link Mosaic Bench 2012 external link   •  Artist: David Breaux external link   •  Ceramic by: Donna Billick external link and Mark Rivera external link   •  3rd and C Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:47:10 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 2 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5459
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Second Sign
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A second smaller sign was mounted below the previous sign. It read, "The Compassion Bench was created in cooperation and with much appreciation of AT&T."


"Compassion Is..." external link Mosaic Bench 2012 external link   •  Artist: David Breaux external link   •  Ceramic by: Donna Billick external link and Mark Rivera external link   •  3rd and C Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:47:13 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 2 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5460
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Back Of Bench
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A view of the back of the bench with the location of the sign behind it. On the right center of the back was the word, "4giving." On this end of the bench was the word, "Gratitude."


"Compassion Is..." external link Mosaic Bench 2012 external link   •  Artist: David Breaux external link   •  Ceramic by: Donna Billick external link and Mark Rivera external link   •  3rd and C Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:47:22 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 2 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5461
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Bench Front
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The bench front had two ceramic mosaic sections. Together they read, "Compassion Is..."


"Compassion Is..." external link Mosaic Bench 2012 external link   •  Artist: David Breaux external link   •  Ceramic by: Donna Billick external link and Mark Rivera external link   •  3rd and C Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:47:30 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 2 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5462
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Left Back
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The left end of the back of the bench had two ceramic panels. The leftmost one read, "imagine." The second panel read, "empathy."


"Compassion Is..." external link Mosaic Bench 2012 external link   •  Artist: David Breaux external link   •  Ceramic by: Donna Billick external link and Mark Rivera external link   •  3rd and C Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:48:16 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Sunday 2 February 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5466
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