Remembering Walter H. Deubner
Los Cerritos Center
Remembering Walter H. Deubner by Brian Tolle graces the entry to a shopping center owned by Macerich. Tolle addresses the nature of shopping in the content of the sculpture by using the image of the first shopping bag, designed by St. Paul merchant Walter H. Deubner in 1912. The 20 foot tall stainless steel sculpture is a three-dimensional line drawing, allowing visual access to the building beyond while defining the small plaza in front of it. A system of LEDs placed in recessed channels runs throughout the sculpture allowing infinite variety in the selection of colors.