Another recent successful public art placement by the National Sculptors' Guild... we installed Fellow Dee Clements’ “Journey to Market” on June 23rd in Bellflower, California.
The Pacific Electric Railway made a big impact on Bellflower with Jotham Bixby’s granting the right of way to the go through the Somerset Ranch. Journey to Market is a sculpture of a handcart similar to those used at the rail stations throughout California during the early 1900’s. A Californio adds another milk can onto the cart while a young boy sits atop a stack of luggage waiting for the next train. Included on the cart are boxes of items produced in Bellflower and sent to Los Angeles such as 'Bellefleur', eggs, milk cartons and Bellefleur apples that were grown by pioneer settler William Gregory in the north part of town.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs.