"Syuxtun Story Circle 2009", Lori Ann David Design Studio, Santa Barbara, California

Mosaic Art In Sidewalk
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A circle of mosaic art was embedded in the sidewalk alongside Cabrillo Boulevard next to West Beach in Santa Barbara, California.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:01 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0438
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A Round Sign
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A small circular sign embedded in the sidewalk identified the art:

Syuxtun Story Circle
Created in collaboration:
The Chumash Community
Lori Ann David Design Studios
The City Of Santa Barbara
October 2009


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:02 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0451
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Chumash In A Canoe
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One of the figures along the circumference of the Syuxtun Story Circle was a canoe being paddled out to sea.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:19 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0440
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A Fish
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A fish was depicted as one of the sources of food.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:28 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0441
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Canoe Loaded With Fish
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One of the figures along the circumference of the Syuxtun Story Circle was a plank canoe being paddled into shore loaded with caught fish.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  34° 24' 35.84" N, 119° 41' 26.14" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:37 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0442
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Three Circles Of Life
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Three circles within the Syuxtun Story Circle referenced the circles of life.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  34° 24' 35.84" N, 119° 41' 26.14" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:43 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0443
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Canoe Carried Onto Shore
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A canoe was carried back into shore loaded with fish for the village.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  34° 24' 36.87" N, 119° 41' 28.20" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:49 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0444
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The Village
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A village was depicted with domed thatched roofed housing and empty canoes waiting to go back out.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  34° 24' 36.79" N, 119° 41' 27.60" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:29:56 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0445
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The Sun
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The sun was depicted as the bringer of all life.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  34° 24' 36.73" N, 119° 41' 27.91" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:30:01 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0446
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An Eagle And Ravens
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Either an eagle or a snow capped mountain was shown beside two ravens.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  34° 24' 36.65" N, 119° 41' 28.78" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:30:06 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0447
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A Hawk
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A hawk hovered over the signs of animals having passed, as shown by their footprints.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  34° 24' 36.85" N, 119° 41' 28.97" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:30:17 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0448
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Center Of Circle
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The design in the center of the circle looked like a sand dollar.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  34° 24' 36.97" N, 119° 41' 28.72" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:30:30 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0450
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A Sign On The Wall
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A low wall bordered the sidewalk. This sign was embedded into that wall and read:

Syuxtun Story Circle
Dedicated to the City Of Santa Barbara November 7, 2009

This twenty-foot mosaic story circle was created with over 200,000 tiles, which were placed by more than 200 members of the Chumash community and their friends.

This mosaic is at the Chumash village site of Syuxtun, the principal village of ancient Santa Barbara. The stories here have been kept alive and vibrant by the memories of our ancestors and are dedicated to those to come.


"Syuxtun Story Circle" 2009 external link   •  Created in collaboration:   •  The Chumash external link Community   •  Lori Ann David Design Studio external link   •  West Beach   •  Cabrillo Boulevard sidewalk   •  Santa Barbara external link California   •  34° 24' 40.30" N, 119° 41' 15.34" W   •  (Date Photographed: 11:36:25 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 30 March 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0509
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