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“Lyric Flight”

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Updated December 23, 2009

Lyric Flight

“Lyric Flight,” a bronze sculpture symbolizing flight in technology, was installed in the Cerritos Towne Center in October 1999.

Crafted over seven months by Colorado artist Gino Miles, the 25-foot-tall bronze form was created by bending and melding metal into an abstract, vertical spiral designed to complement the angular building. The 3,100-pound piece was set in place by a crane and anchored to a sturdy concrete foundation on the corner of Towne Center and Park Plaza drives.

A sculptor since the age of 12, Miles developed his skill in Italy where he studied at two universities, taught classes and helped found an art school near Florence for American and German students. He later earned a master's degree in sculpture from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.

Influenced by the ancient ruins of Europe, Miles began work at two prominent bronze foundries in Colorado and New Mexico where he learned the wax casting process of sculpture. His work has since been displayed at top galleries and art shows throughout the west.

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