"Explanation Point" 1992, Artist: Rodger Jacobsen, City Hall, 420 Litho Street, Sausalito, California

From The Side
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When viewed from the side, the ball of the sculpture resembled the helmet of Marvin The Martian external link.


"Explanation Point" 1982 external link   •  Artist: Rodger Jacobsen external link   •  City Hall external link   •  420 Litho Street external link   •  Sausalito, California external link   •  37° 51' 35.24" N, 122° 29' 18.31" W   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:58:24 Tuesday 15 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 13 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4575
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The Sign
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The sign identifying the sculpture was a bronze plaque embedded in the floor of the balcony. It read:

"Explanation Point"
Rodger Jacobsen
Funded By
Inter-Arts of Marin
and
City of Sausalito
1982


"Explanation Point" 1982 external link   •  Artist: Rodger Jacobsen external link   •  City Hall external link   •  420 Litho Street external link   •  Sausalito, California external link   •  37° 51' 35.24" N, 122° 29' 18.31" W   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:57:17 Tuesday 15 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 13 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4570
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Yellow Slotted
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The spike emerged from an aluminum ball half cut open, and a slotted yellow base. The sculpture itself was embedded in the floor of the balcony.


"Explanation Point" 1982 external link   •  Artist: Rodger Jacobsen external link   •  City Hall external link   •  420 Litho Street external link   •  Sausalito, California external link   •  37° 51' 35.24" N, 122° 29' 18.31" W   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:57:36 Tuesday 15 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 13 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4571
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Weathering
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The cut open aluminum ball showed signs of weathering.


"Explanation Point" 1982 external link   •  Artist: Rodger Jacobsen external link   •  City Hall external link   •  420 Litho Street external link   •  Sausalito, California external link   •  37° 51' 35.24" N, 122° 29' 18.31" W   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:57:32 Tuesday 15 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 13 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4572
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Bottom Of The Spike
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The bottom of the spike was cut off at an angle and silvered to become a mirror. Unfortunately the mirror was beginning to flake off.


"Explanation Point" 1982 external link   •  Artist: Rodger Jacobsen external link   •  City Hall external link   •  420 Litho Street external link   •  Sausalito, California external link   •  37° 51' 35.24" N, 122° 29' 18.31" W   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:57:54 Tuesday 15 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 13 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4573
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The L Slot
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The bottom of the spike viewed from underneath the L slotted base of the sculpture.


"Explanation Point" 1982 external link   •  Artist: Rodger Jacobsen external link   •  City Hall external link   •  420 Litho Street external link   •  Sausalito, California external link   •  37° 51' 35.24" N, 122° 29' 18.31" W   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:58:10 Tuesday 15 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 13 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4574
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Tall Spike
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The sculpture had a circular base with one long spike poking up at the sky. The sculpture was set on a balcony of City Hall.


"Explanation Point" 1982 external link   •  Artist: Rodger Jacobsen external link   •  City Hall external link   •  420 Litho Street external link   •  Sausalito, California external link   •  37° 51' 35.24" N, 122° 29' 18.31" W   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:56:29 Tuesday 15 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 13 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4569
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Wear
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Signs of wear began to appear along the edges of the sculpture.


"Explanation Point" 1982 external link   •  Artist: Rodger Jacobsen external link   •  City Hall external link   •  420 Litho Street external link   •  Sausalito, California external link   •  37° 51' 34.75" N, 122° 29' 18.93" W   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:59:04 Tuesday 15 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 13 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4576
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