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Knowlton School Digital LibraryWorkQueen Califia's Magical Circle Garden [1954]

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden


Caption
View as one approaches the garden, showing the entry through the snake wall
Date
3/13/2008 (creation)
Related person
Niki de Saint-Phalle (was created by)
Date
opened 2003 (creation)
Location
North and Central America->United States->California (CA)->Escondido
Description
The only American sculpture garden and last major international project created by Niki de Saint-Phalle. Inspired by California's mythic, historic and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake" wall and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter.
Style/Period
Twenty-first century (LCSH)
Material
pebble mosaic
glass tile
ceramic tile
ceramic plaques
concrete
fiberglass
polystyrene
steel armature
Measurements
13 ft ()
120 ft ()