Growing Home is a monumental depiction of a spiraled seashell; perfect for its new home in beautiful San Diego, California! The sculpture is going to be installed in Park 12 near Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.
The shell is perforated with text that tells the history of San Diego. The text is arranged in bands that spiral down the shell in the same way that a shell grows from one season to the next. The most recent dates and events in San Diego history are closest to the opening at the bottom of the shell— the same way that a real shell has its most recent growth closest to the opening. We intentionally left some of the shell blank so that future events can be added to the sculpture.
Check out these latest photos from fabrication and be sure to look back at past fabrication updates HERE & HERE for more of the making of this piece. Stay tuned for our next blog post where we will be focusing on installing the colorful LED lighting into the shell!