Karl Johnson the artist

Karl Johnson

All the sculptures, including the seating area, are the creation of long-time Studio City resident Karl Johnson. Each of the sculptures tells a story which is certainly up to the observer to change, challenge or embellish upon.

Click the play icon under each image to listen to Karl talk about the corresponding sculpture.

Introduction

Sculptures

Worlds Beyond

Worlds Beyond

Books can take you anywhere in the universe.

Door To Enlightenment

Door to Enlightenment

(front)Difficult to get through. (back)The feather represents escape from the prison of ignorance.

Baggage

Baggage

Dragging a toxic childhood can last until the chain is broken.

Out Of Balance

Out of Balance

We are emotional creatures first, and rational creatures second.

Debt

Debt

Screwed, straped, gaffed to a mountain of debt.

Knowledge

Knowledge

Knowing the difference between truth and lies.

Untitled

Untitled

Our traveller pulls the oversized load of head and hands he himself is missing.

Silent Spring

Silent Spring

Rachel Carson unheeded, we enter an unknown future.

Alpha Male

Alpha Male

The helmet/skull, the cost to keep one man on the throne.

Ticking Clock

Ticking Clock

The relentless tug of war with time.

Heroic Imortality

Heroic Mortality

Man, aware of his disintegration. His burden and greatness.

Earth Dining

Earth Dining

The big eat the little, from worms to worms.

Reinvention

Reinvention

The past you chip away at fights to drag you back.

Lamp Post

Welcoming Lamp

The Welcoming Lamp lights the way

last stop

Last Stop

Old growth hardwood and salved steel join together