Jim Huntington, 1982
While most of the artwork around the Costa Mesa Theater and Arts District were clearly brought from the outside and installed here, Jim Huntington's Night Shift, fixed on a grassy mound in the peaceful Town Center Park, looks as if it might have always been here. Cut from a massive chunk of Sierra white granite, the piece is abruptly sliced through the top by a plate of polished, stainless steel.
Jim Huntington's sculptures are pure abstracts - determined by this artist's search through quarries for pieces of stone developed over the millennia that have "spoken" to him. Huntington's work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.
It is located in Town Center Park behind Park Tower and The Westin South Coast Plaza.