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“Live Oak Tree”

at Plaza 183

Updated January 24, 2017

Live Oak Tree


“Live Oak Tree” by Chris Puzio is a contemporary sculpture that combines the geometry and free flowing nature of an oak tree as a representation of connectedness and outreach. The piece stands 10 feet high and 8 feet wide. The work offers a study of geometry, pattern and structure found within nature, and functions as a visual beacon and unique aesthetic element within Plaza 183.

“Live Oak Tree” 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 architecture.

Puzio is a San Diego artist who works in multiple mediums, but primarily metal, to create dramatic sculptural and environmental elements. His work has been featured in the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition “Here Not There: San Diego Art Now,” in addition to numerous other exhibitions and shows nationwide. Puzio is a faculty member at Woodbury University School of Architecture, San Diego Campus, and the University of San Diego.


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