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Southside Park

"Port of Call: Earth"

This sculpture was created for Southside Park Playground in Sacramento, CA. Commissioned by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and installed in 2005.


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It is over 20' tall, 18' long and 16' wide. It weighs about a ton, plus another ton for the support structure. The 10"diameter support pole with three 6" diameter pipe legs is buried 5' deep in an 8' x 10' x 5' block of reinforced concrete and holds the spaceship 12' off the ground. The spaceship was fabricated modifying a vintage Curtiss Wright travel trailer, wiring it with neon and LED lights, and populating it with about 30 alien tourists.

Southside project history

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Originally installed throughout the playground these cast bronze aliens are now mounted on the spaceship.