A Relaxing Laguna Beach Sculpture

Photo taken by author, Deborah-Diane; all rights reserved.
Laguna Woods, California
June 5, 2016 12:33am CST
This is one of my favorite sculptures in Laguna Beach. It is made of metal; even the book on the table is made of metal. However, you can sit in the chairs and relax. It is located in a quiet linear park that just goes from the Pacific Coast Highway to a beach view area. Very few people stroll down this linear park and take in the view, because there is no actual beach access from the park. As a result, this little sitting area is very private. You would actually curl up in one of these chairs and read a real book. What better kind of sculpture than that?
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@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
5 Jun 16
This is so very interesting to see and I love when you post your pictures as they are always interesting to see and very unusual.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Most of these unusual ones are in Laguna Beach. This is a very artsy and bohemian community. They have many strange artistic creations there. It makes it fun to go and see all the art, but I couldn't live there. I'm too traditional.
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@Marcyaz (36147)
• United States
5 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace I wouldn't mind living somewhere close by there and see all this artsy stuff.
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• United States
6 Jun 16
@Marcyaz @DeborahDiane goes often, but I don't. We both live fairly close, but it's just not my style. She loves it though.
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@MGjhaud (20833)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
it looks very old and i like the chairs.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
The salt in the sea air works this magic on the metal.
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@MGjhaud (20833)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
oh ok, amazing..
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@MGjhaud - I love these chairs. I have actually sat in them before, but I never brought a book to read. One of these days ....
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@just4him (81382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jun 16
That is so neat! I could picture myself enjoying a good book in one of those chairs.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
One of these days, I plan to just sit and enjoy those chairs for a while. I have sat in them, but not for very long!
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@just4him (81382)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jun 16
@DeborahDiane Sounds like a plan
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• United States
7 Jun 16
those folks dunno what they're missin', eh? i'm with ya, seems a most perfect 'n serene lil settin'. most fascinatin', what folks can come'p with - simple, yet elegant.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Jun 16
Yes, I love to find a little bit of serenity wherever I can find it.
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• United States
9 Jun 16
@DeborahDiane i imagine with all those folks livin' 'round there, such might be a tad diff'cult 'nless ya went out'n the mountains're somethin'??
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• Laguna Woods, California
10 Jun 16
@crazyhorseladycx - I go to Laguna Beach fairly early in the day. I'm usually there between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Except during the July and August tourist season, you would be surprised how quiet it is, and how few people there are wandering around.
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@dodo19 (26645)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
5 Jun 16
That's actually really cool. Id totally go and sit there to read a book. A real one, obviously. It'd be hard to read a metal one.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@dodo19 - No, I wouldn't try to read that metal book! LOL I'll have to bring my own, sometime.
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@dodo19 (26645)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
6 Jun 16
@DeborahDiane lol. I would too. I generally like to bring a book with me, when I go out, even if I know I won't get a chance to read it.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jun 16
@dodo19. It is always nice to keep a book handy.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
The sculpture is lovely, but I really adore the brick wall behind it. Wow. It's gorgeous!!!
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace - Yes, the brick wall is very artistic, too, isn't it?
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• United States
6 Jun 16
@DeborahDiane I love brick, especially "used" brick. When it is arranged artistically, then it's really pretty.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace. I love that brick wall, too!
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@vandana7 (55228)
• India
5 Jun 16
Looks large enough to accommodate me..lol Seriously..why do you call it sculpture and not actual chair...was it cut in that shape instead of being molded like that or affixed like that?
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@vandana7 - I call it a sculpture because it was actually a commissioned work of art and not just a pair of chairs. All the parks in downtown Laguna Beach have works of art, and this is the one in this little park. I think it is especially charming.
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@vandana7 (55228)
• India
6 Jun 16
@DeborahDiane ..Oh..I see..yeah..it looks good...no doubt..:) Just wanted to know the difference..:)
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@DianneN (52903)
• United States
5 Jun 16
I love them!!!!
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@DianneN - I'm glad you like it. I can envision this sculpture in the corner of a backyard, surrounded by flowers!
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@DianneN (52903)
• United States
7 Jun 16
@DeborahDiane I would love to have it in my yard, but the metal, when heated by the sun, could burn my tushie!
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@LadyDuck (108709)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 16
Are they made of bronze or copper? They are very nice.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@LadyDuck - My guess is that the chairs and table are made of copper and the patina has changed as it has aged.
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@LadyDuck (108709)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 16
@DeborahDiane I also thought it is copper, because the same patina formed on a copper fountain we have in the garden.
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
21 Jun 16
It looks great but I shouldn't imagine that the chairs would be very comfortable.
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• Laguna Woods, California
21 Jun 16
I didn't think the chairs would be comfortable, either. However, I sat in one, and it actually surprised me ... although I would not want to sit in one all day!
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@shshiju (8816)
• Cochin, India
6 Jun 16
Nice who made the sculpture?
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Jun 16
I need to look for a plaque and find out who created some of these sculptures!
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@Platespinner (16595)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Jun 16
That's the best kind of sculpture. Beautiful and practical.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@Platespinner - I agree that this chair sculpture is both beautiful and practical. It is so much fun!
@Susan2015 (17538)
• United States
5 Jun 16
What a different looking sculpture it is too. But the chairs don't look very comfortable to sit in.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@Susan2015 - I didn't think the chairs would be comfortable, either. However, I sat in one and it was surprisingly comfortable ... although I only sat in it for a few minutes. Had it been longer, the chair might have seemed very hard.
@tzwrites (3027)
• Romania
5 Jun 16
This is very cool! Even though it's not right by the beach, it seems like a great place to read in peace.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@tzwrites - There is a view point overlooking the beach about 30 feet from this sculpture. It's a quiet little spot.
@Morleyhunt (14912)
• Canada
5 Jun 16
When I read your title and saw the photo, I ws going to ask if this was functional art. It pleased me to read that I could sit in these chairs.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@Morleyhunt - Yes, this is a very functional work of art. One of my favorite Laguna Beach pieces!
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@Juliaacv (19349)
• Canada
5 Jun 16
The sculpture is nice and cozy looking with the brick partition behind it. I'd sit in the chair and try it out for size, maybe read a book here.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@Juliaacv - I did sit in one of the chairs and it was surprisingly comfortable!
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@jstory07 (57685)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Jun 16
That sculpture looks really neat. I like wild life sculptures,
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jun 16
@jstory07 - I will have to include some of the dolphin sculptures in an article, soon!