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Unruly Images
Public Art, Welded Steel Sculpture

Richmond WorksSummer 2005

"Richmond Works"
New Public Art in Richmond, California

Richmond Transit Village
Along Marina Way, West of the Richmond BART station

With sponsorship of the City of Richmond and its Art Commission, and under contract to the Olson company, developer of the Richmond Transit Village, sculptor Vickie Jo Sowell has provided a striking homage to this great California city's past, present, and future in the form of a 600+ foot fence along Marina Way. The piece consists of seven original designs, each presenting a different aspect of the City's history, culture, and aspirations rendered in 170 steel fence panels along the Transit Village's western border.


Richmond Makes It  Richmond Makes It

A 360 degree view of manufacturing in Richmond
Richmond Refines It  Richmond Refines It

An homage to the continuing important role of the oil industry
Richmond Grows  Richmond Grows

Seeds from many shores yield a rich harvest
Railroads and Riveters  Railroads and Riveters

Melding the city’s role as a western terminus with its rich history as a shipbuilder
Richmond Beat  Richmond Beat

Soulful sources unite in rhythm and song
Point Richmond  Point Richmond

A worker is silhouetted against this famous vista, with elements of a western sunset, tanker ships, the slope of the point descending to the bay
Port of Richmond  Port of Richmond

Dockworkers and cargo recall the heyday of a deepwater port