at the Cerritos Civic Center
Updated December 23, 2009
In celebration of the City’s 50th anniversary, the City of Cerritos is pleased to dedicate the insightful sculpture “Illuminations” as an anniversary gift to the community. Created by artist Terry Braunstein, the sculpture is in the form of a 10-foot-tall open book, symbolizing the Cerritos Library and the community’s support for education. The sculpture depicts scenes from the community’s history accented with classical artwork. The piece also features City landmarks and facilities with rich colors, details and textures. “Illuminations” includes pages with openings to add visual interest and to encourage interaction with the artwork.
Braunstein created the “Illuminations” sculpture from mosaic, glass and stainless steel. The piece features a Tree of Life theme representing the commitment of the City and its residents to ongoing growth and development through the continuing pursuit of knowledge. The theme also evokes the City’s park-like environment and its recognition as a Tree City USA. The pages of the piece illuminate the concepts of heritage, education, prosperity, diversity, environment and culture, which represent important values in this community.