site-specific art and design for communities
  • Detail view of dinosaur and footprints locating the viewpoint for temporary art installation at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA

Site Lines

Site: Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

Artists: Jeanine Centuori and Russell Rock

Client: Santa Monica Arts Commission

Site Lines is a temporary tactical public art project for the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA.  A series of metal plates, depicted as site sketches, are visually layered onto elements seen on the Promenade—dinosaur topiaries, building fragments, and storefront displays.  Sketchy, gestural drawings are created and translated into these physical plates that are aligned with views of the subject.  When viewers position themselves in the sight line, the drawing and subject matter come into focus.  This project is meant to provide a playful and provocative celebration of the promenade.  Objects of beauty in our everyday environment are often taken for granted.  This project calls attention to overlooked and ubiquitous facets of this urban landscape.