"Solar Intersections" Sculpture 1989, Artist: Robert Behrens, Collaborator: Friberg, Dedicated to: The People Of Davis, 2nd Street in front of Amtrak Station, Davis, California

The Sign
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A bronze sign embedded in the dirt underneath the sculpture identified it. In part, this sculpture was, "Dedicated to the People of Davis."


"Solar Intersections" external link Sculpture external link 1989   •  Artist: Robert Behrens external link   •  Collaborator: Friberg   •  2nd Street in front of Amtrak Station external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 14:23:47 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5521
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Tall Rods
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The sculpture was formed by nine long rods reaching for the sky. In daylight they appeared worn. But at night they glowed in pastel colors.


"Solar Intersections" external link Sculpture external link 1989   •  Artist: Robert Behrens external link   •  Collaborator: Friberg   •  2nd Street in front of Amtrak Station external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:24:37 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5523
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The Base
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The base of the sculpture was formed from concrete blocks set in the dirt. The sculpture was mounted to a few of the blocks. The rest of the blocks remained unused.


"Solar Intersections" external link Sculpture external link 1989   •  Artist: Robert Behrens external link   •  Collaborator: Friberg   •  2nd Street in front of Amtrak Station external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:24:45 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5525
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A Cube
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The center of the sculpture was partly hidden by leaves. It was a metal cube mounted to and floating above the ground. A few of the vertical rods were mounted to this cube. The other vertical rods were directly mounted to the concrete blocks on the ground.


"Solar Intersections" external link Sculpture external link 1989   •  Artist: Robert Behrens external link   •  Collaborator: Friberg   •  2nd Street in front of Amtrak Station external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:24:53 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_6626
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Through The Tree
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Vertical rods rose through the tree. They were almost invisible except for the fact they were straight lines through leaves.


"Solar Intersections" external link Sculpture external link 1989   •  Artist: Robert Behrens external link   •  Collaborator: Friberg   •  2nd Street in front of Amtrak Station external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:25:03 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5528
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Closer Cube
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A closer view of the cube in which its welds were more visible. The vertical rods, as seen here, appeared to be covered either in solar cells, or reflective tape.


"Solar Intersections" external link Sculpture external link 1989   •  Artist: Robert Behrens external link   •  Collaborator: Friberg   •  2nd Street in front of Amtrak Station external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:25:29 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5530
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Trees
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A view of the central cube showing how trees have grown over the years to wind throughout the sculpture. One could see fruit beginning to form on the trees.


"Solar Intersections" external link Sculpture external link 1989   •  Artist: Robert Behrens external link   •  Collaborator: Friberg   •  2nd Street in front of Amtrak Station external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:25:46 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5531
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Town Behind
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Another view of the "Solar Intersections" sculpture by Robert Behrens, this time with the city of Davis laid out behind it.


"Solar Intersections" external link Sculpture external link 1989   •  Artist: Robert Behrens external link   •  Collaborator: Friberg   •  2nd Street in front of Amtrak Station external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 15:26:30 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 13 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5533
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