Description of La Feuille, crafted by artist Marc Foster, which graces the entrance to the McKinley Village neighborhood of East Sacramento.
La Feuille (The Leaf), the art centerpiece of the new McKinley Village housing development, was crafted by Artist Marc Foster.
See related posts: Coming Soon – McKinley Village and McKinley Village Open House.
About La Feuille & McKinley Village Art
La Feuille is positioned at the entrance of McKinley Village in the Alan and Helen Post Park. You can’t miss it as you drive into the development on McKinley Village Way.
The Alan and Helen Post Park is the first of a number of parks and/or pocket parks and open spaces to be built in McKinley Village. The parks, which will be maintained by the residents of the community through the imposition of a Homeowners Association (HOA) assessment, are open to the public.
The funds for all the art associated with McKinley Village came from private, not public funds. Sacramento, by ordinance, requires that 2% of the cost of construction of public capital improvement projects be dedicated to public art.
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The two leaves of the leaf-shaped polished stainless steel sculpture are approximately 18 feet and 15 feet tall. On either side are steel branches extending above and below the ground in either direction.
The McKinley Village parcel is shaped like a giant leaf (see below) so the sculpture seems very appropriate for the location. I personally like the simplicity of La Feuille.
While Foster was born and raised in Texas, and received his degree at Colorado State University, he now calls the Sacramento area home. Foster creates his works in his East Sacramento studio located near McKinley Park.
Other works of art by Foster can be found around town including at the MAARS Building in Midtown Sacramento, Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters, and Metro Kitchen & Drinkery.
Foster not only sculpts, he also designs and builds custom-made functional furniture art. A very talented guy judging by pictures of his work!
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