The Davis Needle 2019, Artists: Mark Grieve & Llana Spector, Reclaimed bicycles, stainless steel, 3rd Street and University Avenue, At border to UC Davis, Davis, California

The Sign
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The sign, at the base of the sculpture, read:

The Davis Needle
29019
Mark Grieve & Llana Spector
Reclaimed bicycles, stainless steel
City of Davis
Art in Public Places Program


Davis Needle 2019 external link   •  by Artists: Mark Grieve external link & Llana Spector external link   •  Reclaimed bicycles, stainless steel external link   •  3rd Street and University Avenue external link   •  Davis external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:04:23 Monday 8 August 2022)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 24 August 2022)   •  © 2022 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C22_1513
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Rose High
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The sculpture was an obelisk that rose high in the center of a car-restricted street.


Davis Needle 2019 external link   •  by Artists: Mark Grieve external link & Llana Spector external link   •  Reclaimed bicycles, stainless steel external link   •  3rd Street and University Avenue external link   •  Davis external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:04:36 Monday 8 August 2022)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 24 August 2022)   •  © 2022 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C22_1614
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Fellow For Scale
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A fellow walking by the base of the sculpture provided a sense of the scale.


Davis Needle 2019 external link   •  by Artists: Mark Grieve external link & Llana Spector external link   •  Reclaimed bicycles, stainless steel external link   •  3rd Street and University Avenue external link   •  Davis external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:04:58 Monday 8 August 2022)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 24 August 2022)   •  © 2022 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C22_1615
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Closer Top
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A closer view of the top of the obelisk sculpture. Bicycle parts were formed into a four-sided pyramid.


Davis Needle 2019 external link   •  by Artists: Mark Grieve external link & Llana Spector external link   •  Reclaimed bicycles, stainless steel external link   •  3rd Street and University Avenue external link   •  Davis external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:05:06 Monday 8 August 2022)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 24 August 2022)   •  © 2022 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C22_1616
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Children's Bicycle Parts
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A closer view of the side of the obelisk revealed forks and other parts of children's bicycles.


Davis Needle 2019 external link   •  by Artists: Mark Grieve external link & Llana Spector external link   •  Reclaimed bicycles, stainless steel external link   •  3rd Street and University Avenue external link   •  Davis external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:05:09 Monday 8 August 2022)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 24 August 2022)   •  © 2022 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C22_1617
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Near To The Ground
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The side of the sculpture near to the ground appeared the same as it did higher up. The only difference was that one could stand a the base and reach up to touch this lower part. Despite the 90 degree Fahrenheit (32 degree Celsius) day, the metal felt cold.


Davis Needle 2019 external link   •  by Artists: Mark Grieve external link & Llana Spector external link   •  Reclaimed bicycles, stainless steel external link   •  3rd Street and University Avenue external link   •  Davis external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:05:11 Monday 8 August 2022)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 24 August 2022)   •  © 2022 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C22_1618
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