Artist: Karen Cauvin Eustis
Location: State Street & Fourth Street
Guardian is currently on loan to the City from the artist, Karen Cauvin Eustis.
"The Guardian evolved over a two year period. She was due to be installed in Waveland, Mississippi literally the day hurricane Katrina ravaged Waveland destroying the entire beach front for miles. Nothing was left there at ground zero where the center of the storm came ashore. She was conceived and worked joyously to be displayed at this beachfront property. She was to be a Guardian of the coast line: a bit ironic and heart breaking to say the least. As time passed, I realized her destiny had changed and evolved with this event. Her original purpose was still there but she had developed a new meaning.
She was destined to be a symbol of new hope. Conceived from joy and wonder she was born out of tragedy. I now believe she acts as a 'guardian of hope.' The Guardian is a loving reminder that 'We are the stuff of miracles, dreams, new hopes and new futures." - Karen Cauvin Eustis
The Mission of the Public Arts Commission is to advise the City Council on incorporating public art that improves the aesthetic quality of public spaces and makes the City of Los Altos a unique and vibrant community.