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Imag_ne – New Public Art Sculpture Dedication Ceremony

The Santa Clarita City Council held an unveiling ceremony for the newest public art sculpture in Santa Clarita called “Imag_ne” by Australian artist Emma Anna.

The “Imag_ne” sculpture resembles large oversized Scrabble tiles assembled side by side to spell out the word “Imagine” – except the “I” of the word is missing. The blank space invites people to stand in place of the missing “I” to help complete the word. The sculpture also encourages passerby’s to allow a space in their day for imagination – an objective that the Valencia Library aspires to achieve every day with their free and educational community resources and programs. “The capacity to imagine is an inherently human characteristic, shared by all. Its power inspires us to imagine new possibilities, and different ways of looking at the world and each other,” states artist Emma Anna.

The concept for “Imag_ne” was originally conceived as a major project to support Emma’s work towards a Master’s in Public Art, at RMIT University in Melbourne. What began as a university project, became an internationally acclaimed public sculpture that would travel around the world to places such as Florida and Denmark.
This sculpture is just one of many public art pieces installed throughout the City of Santa Clarita.

To learn more, please visit SantaClaritaArts.com. To attend, please RSVP to Kathleen Herrera at kherrera@santa-clarita.com or at (661) 255-4939.

(c) 2019 SCVTV
5 Comments for City of Santa Clarita: Imag_ne – New Public Art Sculpture Dedication Ceremony
  1. Emma Anna says:

    Hi Richard, thanks for your comment. The collage I was referring to was one that I had made myself.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi Richard, thanks for your comment. The collage I was referring to was sone that I had made.

  3. Richard McNally says:

    Emma Anna said she had a collage on her desk with a picture of this same image. Therefore, shouldn’t we give credit to whomever first created that image? Her vision of turning the image into a sculpture, while commendable, was not original. How do we do that? Maybe a plaque on the sculpture?

  4. Tony Newhall says:

    Where exactly is this new Public Art Sculpture?

    • Richard McNally says:

      It’s at the Valencia Blvd. entrance to the Valencia library, Magic Mountain and Valencia.

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