The Cerro Coso Community College Art Department has installed their latest sculpture to the fence line of the Luis Miro Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Ridgecrest campus.
Designed by Cerro Coso student Jonathan Chavez, the piece titled “X” is approximately 8’ x 14’.5” and is constructed out of 32 scavenged and reclaimed car rims.
“X” pays homage to Jonathan’s fascination with Los Angeles’ Hispanic car culture and his desire to be inspired and involved with this cultural movement.
Weighing in at an estimated 1,000 pounds this piece projects a light-hearted and whimsical approach to art making due to Chavez’s design application, fabrication techniques, and color choices. The effects of gravity seem to disappear on “X” resulting in a transformation in which bestowed upon what was once a pile of neglected auto parts.