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La Lune

La Lune

Niki de Saint-Phalle

Internationally renowned artist Niki de Saint-Phalle created a whimsical public piece which sits in the center of a fountain pool at Brea Mall. Drawing inspiration from the 18th card of the tarot deck, the polymer creation evokes attention from passerby with its brilliant primal colors: red, blue, green and yellow.

La Lune (French for “the Moon”) features the slender profile of a woman’s face in a double-image silver crescent moon. The moon is then clasped by a startling red and orange lobster, which is supported by a wolf and a dog. The dog implies domesticity, the wolf signifies the wild, the lobster represents the sea and the moon symbolizes man’s highest achievement. The artist’s work is known for searching the unknown and the mystical in feminine themes.

Sponsored by the Brea Mall

Location: Brea

Medium type: Polymer

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