Green Fire 2006, Urban Trees 3

"Green Fire" The Fire
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The fire along the trailing edge of this sculpture was made from hand blown glass.


"Green Fire" 2006   •  Artist: Robert Verhees   •  Stainless steel and blown glass   •  Urban Trees 3 external link   •  Port of San Diego Tidelands Collection external link   •  Waterfront Wharf Area, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 17:23:01 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1247
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"Green Fire" The Sculpture
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The sculpture stood 16 feet (4.8 meters) tall and rested on the grass next to a parking lot.


"Green Fire" 2006   •  Artist: Robert Verhees   •  Stainless steel and blown glass   •  Urban Trees 3 external link   •  Port of San Diego Tidelands Collection external link   •  Waterfront Wharf Area, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 17:22:50 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1244
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"Green Fire" Flames Attached
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A detail shot of how the metal base of each flame was brazed into a hole.


"Green Fire" 2006   •  Artist: Robert Verhees   •  Stainless steel and blown glass   •  Urban Trees 3 external link   •  Port of San Diego Tidelands Collection external link   •  Waterfront Wharf Area, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 17:22:59 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1246
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"Green Fire" Just The Flames
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A detail shot of just the flames. Hand blown green glass arranged in tapers to resemble flames.


"Green Fire" 2006   •  Artist: Robert Verhees   •  Stainless steel and blown glass   •  Urban Trees 3 external link   •  Port of San Diego Tidelands Collection external link   •  Waterfront Wharf Area, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 17:23:03 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1248
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"Green Fire" The Base
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The base of the sculpture rested in a square planter of a shape common to all the Urban Tree art. The stainless steel appeared to be a shell held up by an interior vertical steel rod.


"Green Fire" 2006   •  Artist: Robert Verhees   •  Stainless steel and blown glass   •  Urban Trees 3 external link   •  Port of San Diego Tidelands Collection external link   •  Waterfront Wharf Area, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 17:23:06 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1249
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"Green Fire" The Sign
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The sign on the planter read:

Green Fire
Robert Verhees
2006
Port of San Diego Tidelands Collection
www.portofsandiego.org
Unified Port of San Diego
For artwork information, text "GREEN" to 53137


"Green Fire" 2006   •  Artist: Robert Verhees   •  Stainless steel and blown glass   •  Urban Trees 3 external link   •  Port of San Diego Tidelands Collection external link   •  Waterfront Wharf Area, San Diego, California   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 21 September 2011)   •  (Photo taken 17:22:40 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_1243
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