Santa Fe Trail Reflections

Santa Fe Trail Reflections

Located in an outdoor plaza, the Santa Fe Trail Reflections water sculpture stands as a nationally recognized, permanent outdoor public art installation in the City of El Monte, California. From above, the water feature depicts a proportionally accurate map of the city, portraying its exact location with the placement of a polished sphere on the reflecting black granite pool. A rectangular brass basin surrounds the water feature, with incised lettering and a compass rose, pointing out prominent water ways within and around the city, including the San Gabriel River and Rio Hondo.

Water seamlessly falls along the edge of the copper structure, creating interesting reflections from the surrounding environment. Illuminated by underwater lighting, the installation acts as focal point, sitting in the center of pedestrian plaza.



Exterior Water Sculpture


Copper, granite, brass


El Monte, CA

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