Sculpture - Outdoor
800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA, 92831
Dale Hallberg Untitled Sculpture
Dale Hallberg, 2003
These seven sculptures are found in the Visual Arts Center, between Buildings B and C. It was donated by the artist.
Dale Hallberg worked in bronze. His sculptures have an organic quality and some are like hybrid creatures rising from the depths of the sea. The surface character of the sculptures is mottled rather than finished and shiny–a grey-brown patina has settled on their surface. He makes a facial reference in a sculpture with what appears to be a grouping of upright spears perhaps speaking to some warrior aspect of humanity. Other sculptures include round forms reminiscent of planets but these forms are broken open, damaged as if bombarded by a meteor storm. A consistent quality in the works is that they are rising or trying to rise. One plant/ spider-like form seems to bloom upward where the aartist has caught it before it leaps into a dance.
Fullerton artist Dale Hallberg (1927–2004) taught at Troy High School located just blocks away from campus for nearly twenty years. During this time, both he and his wife Millie were actively involved with the university, particularly as members in the Cal State Fullerton Art Alliance. Their donations to the university have left a significant impact on the campus: the Millie and Dale Hallberg Scholarship Fund for talented Cal State Fullerton art students who share Dale’s passion for sculpture; the black box Hallberg Theatre in the Clayes Performing Arts Center and, of course, the tranquil sculpture garden in the Visual Arts Center where one can sit quietly and contemplate a truly unique collection of bronze sculptures.
Medium type: Bronze
Date created: 2003