Wheels: Santa Monica Place Parking Garage - CODAworx

Wheels: Santa Monica Place Parking Garage

Submitted by Anne Marie Karlsen

Client: Santa Monica Arts Commission

Location: Santa Monica, CA, United States

Completion date: 2009

Artwork budget: $125,000

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Malina Moore

Santa Monica Arts Commission


Pugh + Scarfa

Pugh + Scarfa

Industry Resource

Winsor Fire Forms


Anne Marie Karlsen


3000 square feet of ceramic tile on the exterior façade's on the corner of 2nd Street and Colorado Avenue, adjacent to the the Santa Monica Pier.


A montage of photographs taken of the historic Santa Monica Pier Ferris Wheel in motion at night, the overall composition alludes to the structure of wheels ... the ferris wheel on the nearby pier and also to the hubcaps of automobiles parked in the facility. The location drove the conceptual approach.

Additional Information

Awarded Americans for the Arts: Public Arts Network: Best Public Art of 2011. Special Category: In Situ: When Bigger is Better