Pacific Coast Highway

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Client: Caltrans

Location: Big Sur, CA, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $300,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

Ron Blair

Creative Edge Master Shop

Artist

Alice Taylor

aliceandco.com

Overview

Project consisted of 4 granite icons of native California wildlife: The California Otter, California Brown Bear, California Condor, and California Grey Whale.

Goals

These icons are installed at scenic overlooks and inspiration points along California's world famous Pacific Coast Highway, at the points where these creatures are likely to be seen.They are life size which means the Whale is 50 feet long.

Process

Client required that these icons be biologically realistic in their size, textures, as well as their expressions.