a public art installation that's supposed to double as a mingling spot and targeted for between Santa Monica Boulevard and Edgecliffe Street was granted $125,000 for completion by the LA City Council on Tuesday.Delayed for a few years,
Shaped to look like an oversized saddle, the project, named BLOOMRS, was chosen out of a pool of candidates several years ago to be brought to life.
Designed by All That is Solid, the firm describes the public artwork as: "This gesture maximizes surface area so that garden, neighbors, and bicycles can co-mingle in a thickened environment that enriches the sidewalk culture of Silverlake’s bustling walking community."
AB1290 funds are being used to contract Lexington Design & Fabrication for construction.
District 13 Councilman Mitch O'Farrell wrote in his motion that the project is worth the price tag.
"The effort is of special benefit for the residents of the city and for CD-13 and deserves financial assistance from the city," he wrote.
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