UNDA: detail view of single stone block; facing toward the west with Pacific ocean in the background
UNDA consists of five stone blocks into which are carved, in various sequences, the letters U, N, D, A, and an S-like mark which is the editor's notation for "transpose these letters." The letters on each block in the sequence carry out the transpositions indicated by this curved mark so that regardless of the order of the letters, each block ultimately spells out UNDA. In the course of the multi-part sculpture, the wave sign rolls through UNDA, the Latin word for wave, while the tops of the stones are aligned with the distant horizon of ocean. A literary cycle is identified with the cycle of the natural wave, an association which the artist relates to the velocity and flow of language.
- Creation Date
Thurgood Marshall College; La Jolla, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States
- Physical Description
stone (rock); relief (sculpture techniques); carved limestone
- Corporate Name
Point: 32.882436, -117.241321
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Architecture and City Planning
Garden and Landscape
Sculpture and Installations
- Rights Holder
- Cohen, Becky (American photographer, contemporary)
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