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.
Books can take you anywhere in the universe.
(front)Difficult to get through. (back)The feather represents escape from the prison of ignorance.
Dragging a toxic childhood can last until the chain is broken.
We are emotional creatures first, and rational creatures second.
Screwed, straped, gaffed to a mountain of debt.
Knowing the difference between truth and lies.
Our traveller pulls the oversized load of head and hands he himself is missing.
Rachel Carson unheeded, we enter an unknown future.
The helmet/skull, the cost to keep one man on the throne.
The relentless tug of war with time.
Man, aware of his disintegration. His burden and greatness.
The big eat the little, from worms to worms.
The past you chip away at fights to drag you back.
The Welcoming Lamp lights the way
Old growth hardwood and salved steel join together