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“Quadras”

Updated July 15, 2014

Quadras

“Quadras” is a contemporary sculpture created by artist Cliff Garten and located adjacent to Macy’s at the Los Cerritos Center. The piece features four cylindrical pockets housing a system of color-changing LED fixtures that light up the sculpture in a haze of brilliant colors at night. The twisted column structure is composed of more than 90 stainless steel rods that reflect and refract sunlight, giving off a gold or silver hue. At sunset, the lights at the base of the pedestal turn on, kicking off a colorful light show. The total height of the artwork is 17 feet tall and 3 feet wide.

The sculpture was commissioned by the Los Cerritos Center as part of a major renovation project at the mall that was approved by the Cerritos City Council in 2014.

Garten is an internationally recognized artist based in Venice, California, who has public art installations throughout the country, including Cerritos. Garten is known for creating a sense of place and excitement with his contemporary stainless steel sculptures that are simple in form and complex in design and fabrication.

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