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Jay S. Willis, 1982

Painted steel sculture located West of Pollack Library. It was purchased by Art Alliance. This sculpture reflects the artist’s interest at that time in psychology and perceptual illusion . It resembles the geometric forms of both constructivist and minimalist art movements. The rectangle is an element of this sculpture and the artist considered rectagles as frames for windows on the world expressing visual order. During the Spring months, the yellow coloring of Lemonade stands out in contrast against the lavender blooms of the Jacaranda trees.

Jay Willis (1940– ) earned his B.A. degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana and M.A. degree at U.C. Berkeley. He previously taught at the University of Arizona and is professor emeritus of the University of Southern California. His work has been shown in numerous museums and a companion piece, Limeade, can be seen in the Brea City Art in Public Places Collection on the corner of Imperial Boulevard and Arovista Avenue.

Location: Fullerton

Medium type: Painted Steel

Date created: 1982

Dimensions: 134" x 108" x 48"


800 North State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA, 92831


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