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“California Poppy”

at Plaza 183

Updated January 24, 2017

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“California Poppy” by Deanne Sabeck is a contemporary piece that deals with refracting light, color and form. The sculpture is 8 feet high, 5 feet wide and 5 feet deep. The piece changes colors depending on the angle of the sun or light, using dichroic glass, which divides the light spectrum to transmit one color and reflect its opposite. It is an uplifting, ever-changing piece.

“California Poppy” is one of four art pieces installed at Plaza 183 that were inspired by the native landscape and abstract and literal interpretations of California native flora. The overall motif leverages vibrant colors to complement the warm and natural hues of the Plaza 183 architecture.

Sabeck is the owner of Deanne Sabeck Studios LLC in Encinitas, California, and the Kuivato Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. Her artwork has been commissioned by organizations such as the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the San Diego Unified Port District and White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. She received the San Diego Art Prize Emerging Artist Award in 2012 and was named one of the Top 10 Stars of San Diego by “San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles” in 2010.


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