Ripple Effect 2010, By Irvine Cabada ArtDesign

Sidewalk Tile Design
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A sidewalk tile design was created by Richard Irvine and Rafael Perea de la Cabada. It added art to the sidewalk that was walked over without notice by many pedestrians. Those few who noticed were captivated and paused to admire it.


Ripple Effect 2010   •  by Irvine Cabada ArtDesign external link   •  California Pottery and Tile Works external link   •  Artist: Richard Irvine   •  Artist: Rafael Perea de la Cabada external link   •  On the pedestrian walk next to West Cabrillo   •  Santa Barbara, California   •  34° 24' 39.45" N, 119° 41' 25.64" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:32:56 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 25 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0455
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Small Round Plaque
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A small round plaque was embedded in the sidewalk. It read:

Ripple Effect
Richard Irvine
Rafael Perea de la Cabada
Irvine Cabada ArtDesign
June 2010


Ripple Effect 2010   •  by Irvine Cabada ArtDesign external link   •  California Pottery and Tile Works external link   •  Artist: Richard Irvine   •  Artist: Rafael Perea de la Cabada external link   •  On the pedestrian walk next to West Cabrillo   •  Santa Barbara, California   •  34° 24' 39.49" N, 119° 41' 25.12" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:33:18 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 25 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0456
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Curves Bordered With Metal
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The tile-work's design was bordered with a thin metal strip. That way, square tiles could be made to form smooth, delicate curves.


Ripple Effect 2010   •  by Irvine Cabada ArtDesign external link   •  California Pottery and Tile Works external link   •  Artist: Richard Irvine   •  Artist: Rafael Perea de la Cabada external link   •  On the pedestrian walk next to West Cabrillo   •  Santa Barbara, California   •  34° 24' 39.40" N, 119° 41' 25.18" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:33:40 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 25 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0458
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Tile Colors
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Most of the design was made up of multi-colored tiles in a confetti design. Other curves were either solid brown or solid blue. Notice that inside the design were sections of plain sidewalk.


Ripple Effect 2010   •  by Irvine Cabada ArtDesign external link   •  California Pottery and Tile Works external link   •  Artist: Richard Irvine   •  Artist: Rafael Perea de la Cabada external link   •  On the pedestrian walk next to West Cabrillo   •  Santa Barbara, California   •  34° 24' 39.40" N, 119° 41' 25.18" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:33:40 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 25 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0460
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Metal Borders Vanish
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As the design diminished into the distance, notice that the metal borders seemed to vanish.


Ripple Effect 2010   •  by Irvine Cabada ArtDesign external link   •  California Pottery and Tile Works external link   •  Artist: Richard Irvine   •  Artist: Rafael Perea de la Cabada external link   •  On the pedestrian walk next to West Cabrillo   •  Santa Barbara, California   •  34° 24' 39.34" N, 119° 41' 25.19" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:33:44 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 25 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0461
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Close View
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A close-up detail view of the tile-work so that you may witness the work required to produce such a complex design.


Ripple Effect 2010   •  by Irvine Cabada ArtDesign external link   •  California Pottery and Tile Works external link   •  Artist: Richard Irvine   •  Artist: Rafael Perea de la Cabada external link   •  On the pedestrian walk next to West Cabrillo   •  Santa Barbara, California   •  34° 24' 39.76" N, 119° 41' 25.02" W   •  (Date Photographed: 10:33:53 Wednesday 3 February 2016)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 25 February 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_0463
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