Size: 7.5’ x 3 x 3 (bench) 6’ x 3.5 x 3.5 (octopus)
Material: bronze and limestone
Method: hammered, welded, carved, forged
Strand of Life is a sculptural bench that stands near a large bronze octopus titled Tidepool Kraken. The two sculptures were commissioned by a private party who donated the works to the City of Laguna Beach in honor of family members. These pieces are located along the north end of Heisler Park on the bluff overlooking Divers Cove. The kelp in this piece represents the donors’ family tree. In the same way that the kelp connects the various elements of the bench, this sculpture connects present and future generations to family members of the past.