Claire Falkenstein, 1980
Sun Ribbon by Claire Falkenstein has artfully orchestrated stripes of gold, orange, red, violet and clear-textured glass to form a translucent windscreen. Like our Sun, this colorful stained-glass wall radiates warmth, light and cheer. Sun Ribbon is a masterfully designed piece of functional art that creates a bright, vigorous counterpoint to the solemn vertical rise of surrounding buildings.
Claire Falkenstein has designed stained glass windows, fountains, gates and murals in Europe and the United States before creating her wonderful, twisted Sun Ribbon. She also did the window screens and entrance for St. Basil's church on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Her works can be seen in museums in Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle and Portland.
It is located in Pacific Arts Plaza near the intersection of Anton Boulevard and Park Center Drive.