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Nature of Life
Horace Mann Elementary School, San Jose, California
This site-specific public art project consisted of five smaller projects. Each of these works was intended to provide an interactive, aesthetic learning experience for the students, and to familiarize them with the flora and fauna of their local environment. In this way the project allowed for a broadening of the viewer’s sense of place and memory. Several of the pieces also offered the potential for a hands on experience for the students through the process of making molds and/or rubbings of portions of the piece.
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Projects
* Flying Carpet: Sacramento International Airport
* Tale of Time: Kochi City, Japan
* Who am I: Market Street, San Francisco
* The Color of My Dream: San Francisco Art Education Project
* Nature of Life: San Jose, California
* Un-Covering: Emeryville, California
* Speaking Stones: Richmond, San Francisco

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Seyed Alavi
June 21, 2005
iranian.com

Seyed Alavi received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University and a Masters of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute. Alavi’s work is often engaged with the poetics of language and space and their power to shape reality. He has created site-specific installations for The New Museum of Contemporary Art and Franklin Furnace in New York City; The University Art Museum-Cal State Long Beach; The Museum of Santa Cruz County; The deSaisset Museum; The University Art Museum, Sonoma State; The University Art Museum, Cal State San Bernadino and San Francisco's Capp Street Project. These images are from his site, here2day.

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