"Magic Carpet" Bench, Artist: Donna Billick, And: The Community, Sponsored by: The John Natsoulas Gallery, Powered by: XtremeSignPost, Outside Davis Regal Theater, 101 F Street, Davis, California

Floated Over Clouds
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A "Magic Carpet" floated over clouds as it flew high in the sky. This "Magic Carpet" bench art was a mosaic sculpted by Donna Billick in front of the Davis Regal Theater in Davis, California.


"Magic Carpet" external link   •  Artist: Donna Billick external link   •  And: The Community   •  Interactive Transmedia Sculpture external link   •  Outside Davis Regal Theater external link   •  101 F Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 13:12:41 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 21 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5335
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Fringe And Decorations
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The fringe of the "Magic Carpet", and the designs on the surface of the carpet, were all made of mosaic tiles and were rock hard to the touch.


"Magic Carpet" external link   •  Artist: Donna Billick external link   •  And: The Community   •  Interactive Transmedia Sculpture external link   •  Outside Davis Regal Theater external link   •  101 F Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 13:12:54 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 21 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5336
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The Designs
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The designs, "woven" in to the surface of the mosaic carpet, were abstract, dramatic, and lovely.


"Magic Carpet" external link   •  Artist: Donna Billick external link   •  And: The Community   •  Interactive Transmedia Sculpture external link   •  Outside Davis Regal Theater external link   •  101 F Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 13:13:10 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 21 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5338
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Horse Fan
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The recognizable objects on the surface of the carpet were a horse, a fan, two fish, a Davis swim suit, a baseball and an an American soccer ball (elsewhere football).


"Magic Carpet" external link   •  Artist: Donna Billick external link   •  And: The Community   •  Interactive Transmedia Sculpture external link   •  Outside Davis Regal Theater external link   •  101 F Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 13:13:15 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 21 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5339
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The Sign
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A sign on the foot of the carpet read:

Magic Carpet
Interactive Transmedia Sculpture
Created by Donna Billick and
The Community
Sponsored by The John Natsoulas Gallery
www.bulatag.com
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"Magic Carpet" external link   •  Artist: Donna Billick external link   •  And: The Community   •  Interactive Transmedia Sculpture external link   •  Outside Davis Regal Theater external link   •  101 F Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 13:13:24 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 21 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5340
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The Fringe
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A closer shot of the fringe of the "Magic Carpet" was composed of long thin white ceramic tiles. Notice how some overlaid others which made it appear more real from a distance.


"Magic Carpet" external link   •  Artist: Donna Billick external link   •  And: The Community   •  Interactive Transmedia Sculpture external link   •  Outside Davis Regal Theater external link   •  101 F Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 13:13:31 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 21 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5341
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Scissors And Tape
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Someone had augmented the sculpture by leaving a roll of packing tape and a pair of scissors on top of the "Magic Carpet" as if ready to fly off to the UPS store.


"Magic Carpet" external link   •  Artist: Donna Billick external link   •  And: The Community   •  Interactive Transmedia Sculpture external link   •  Outside Davis Regal Theater external link   •  101 F Street external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 13:13:45 Friday 19 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 21 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5343
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