The Way Home 1977-1980, Enameled Copper, Artist: Fred Uhl Ball, Western Side of Parking Garage, Third and L Streets, Sacramento, California

Outside Walls
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The outside walls of the parking structure were covered in enameled copper squares which gave the exterior a rough, but strikingly bold texture.


The Way Home 1977-1980 external link   •  Enameled Copper external link   •  Artist: Fred Uhl Ball external link   •  Western Side of Parking Garage external link   •  Third and L Streets external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:02:17 Thursday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 16 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1626
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Garage Entrance
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The enameled copper finished the wall right up to the garage combined entrance and exit. Notice that the parking structure was surrounded by no paking signs, wich gave the garage a decided advantage.


The Way Home 1977-1980 external link   •  Enameled Copper external link   •  Artist: Fred Uhl Ball external link   •  Western Side of Parking Garage external link   •  Third and L Streets external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:02:24 Thursday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 16 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1627
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Exact Arrangement, Varied Treatment
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A closer look at the enameled copper. Each square was cut to an idential size and affixed at its corners in a precice manner. Colored enamels and surface applications created a widely varied look overall.


The Way Home 1977-1980 external link   •  Enameled Copper external link   •  Artist: Fred Uhl Ball external link   •  Western Side of Parking Garage external link   •  Third and L Streets external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:02:29 Thursday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 16 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1628
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Another Section Of Wall
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A closer look at another section of the enameled copper wall. This section had a cooler, blue/green appearance.


The Way Home 1977-1980 external link   •  Enameled Copper external link   •  Artist: Fred Uhl Ball external link   •  Western Side of Parking Garage external link   •  Third and L Streets external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:02:33 Thursday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 16 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1629
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Happy Plaid Apperance
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Yet another closer look at another section of enameled copper. This section looked like a county plaid pattern as might be seen on a shirt or under a pair of bib-overalls.


The Way Home 1977-1980 external link   •  Enameled Copper external link   •  Artist: Fred Uhl Ball external link   •  Western Side of Parking Garage external link   •  Third and L Streets external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:02:41 Thursday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 16 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1631
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Higher Up
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A row of enameled copper squares seen higher up on the face of the parking structure. The colors here had a more formal feel, as might adorn the wall of a doctor's office.


The Way Home 1977-1980 external link   •  Enameled Copper external link   •  Artist: Fred Uhl Ball external link   •  Western Side of Parking Garage external link   •  Third and L Streets external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:02:46 Thursday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 16 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1633
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Widely Varied Designs
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Another section of the upper parking level illustrated how much each square could differ from all the others. The designs varied widely, but were grouped in places by design.


The Way Home 1977-1980 external link   •  Enameled Copper external link   •  Artist: Fred Uhl Ball external link   •  Western Side of Parking Garage external link   •  Third and L Streets external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:03:06 Thursday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 16 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1635
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Weathered Green Copper
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Part of one of the upper parking level sections of enameled copper appeared to be composed of weathered copper. This was intentional, however, because of the colors of the enamel selected for each piece.


The Way Home 1977-1980 external link   •  Enameled Copper external link   •  Artist: Fred Uhl Ball external link   •  Western Side of Parking Garage external link   •  Third and L Streets external link   •  Sacramento, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 12:03:19 Thursday 27 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 16 April 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1639
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