Home Sculpture 2010, Artist: Michael Christian, Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019, An American Artist and Metal Sculptor, Downtown Berkeley BART Station, Berkeley, California

The Sign
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A sign near the sculpture described it. It read in part,

Michael Christian
Home
© 2010
Steel and Light
Exibition Dates: September 2018 -
September 2019


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:33:43 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1409
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Just Outside
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The sign was located just outside the entry to the Downtown Berkeley BART Station. A lower sign said, "Please do not climb sculpture."


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:33:48 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1410
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A Globe
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The sculpture was a globe on a stand. It looked like an oversized, abstract version of the schoolroom globes of days gone by.


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:34:03 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1411
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Maps
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The surface of the art globe appeared to depict city streets as they might radiate outward from a city center. A curved gap might have been a river separating one part of a city from another.


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:34:21 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1413
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In Context
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The globe as it lay in context in the Downtown BART plaza with Chase Bank behind it, and with the Downtown Berkeley BART Station to is right.


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:34:35 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1413
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The Base
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The base of the sculpture radiated in slices like an apple pie or a pizza. I didn't actually try to rotate the sculpture, but it appeared to be free to rotate.


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:34:45 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1414
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The Lower Pivot
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The lower pivot was attached with six stout bolts. There was just the slightest hint of rust around the bold heads.


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:34:51 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1415
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Close Up Streets
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A closer view of the street pieces that formed the surface of the map. Notice how each section was spot welded to the next.


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:34:57 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1416
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Many Layers
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Looking upward toward the top, the many layers of construction became visible. It was like the peels of an onion or the layers of an ancient city.


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:35:00 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1417
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Top Pivot
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The pivot at the top of the sculpture had an object next to it. Either that object was a darkness sensor for interior lights, or a web camera to monitor the sculpture visitors.


Home Sculpture 2010 external link   •  Artist: Michael Christian external link   •  Exibition Dates: September 2018 - September 2019   •  An American Artist and Metal Sculptor external link   •  Downtown Berkeley BART Station external link   •  Berkeley, California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 10:35:12 Monday 25 February 2019)   •  (Date Published: Friday 26 July 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_1419
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