Date Of Visit: January 28, 2019
Location: Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA
Hours: The sculptures are accessible 24 hours a day
Parking: limited street parking is available. There are also parking garages and lots in the area (specifically at 101 Seaport Blvd and 85 Northern Ave)
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Summary: 7 multi colored sculptures by Okuda San Miguel line Seaport Blvd
Land, sea and air are not just ways to travel. They’re also a new art installation in Boston’s Seaport District. The art project by Okuda San Miguel, a Spanish painter from Santander, Spain, was installed on Seaport Blvd in October, 2018. As a guide to know where the sculptures are located on Seaport Blvd, the art installations begin near the side street of Sleeper St and extend to East Service Rd.
The sculptures are lit up at night, and since I think the lighting makes art seem to come alive, I thought this would be the ideal time to photograph the art work. I actually happened upon these statues while I was on my way to photograph a different illuminated outdoor exhibit. But, it just goes to show there’s always so many different exhibits in the city all year round.
The exhibit is meant to bring the viewer into his imagination so they can expand their thoughts on evolution, coexistence, and harmony. Mythology and beasts play an important role San Miguel’s exhibit. The 7 sculptures which are located range in height from 8 to 12 feet. In his exhibit, Okuda separates animals into 2 separate categories: domestic and wild. He uses these categories to emphasize the natural balance of our environment.
I am posting the sculptures in the numerical order listed on the placards placed next to the sculptures. The sculptures are numbered 1 to 7 beginning at the top of Seaport Blvd. (near 60 Seaport Blvd). The sculptures are located in about a distance of a mile.
One thing I noticed is the sculptures almost look like they’re in 3D, especially when they’re lit up at night. This is particularly evident with the multi colored vibrant sculptures.
I couldn’t find much information about the meaning or message about the art, except what I mentioned above. The placards only listed the name of the sculpture and the category of the type of art the sculpture is categorized which I have included in parentheses.
The first sculpture in the display is called Creation (Light).
Sculpture number 2 is called Creation (Water).
The third sculpture is called Mythology (Mythological Being 1).
Sculpture number 4 is called Mythology (Mythological Being 2).
Natural Balance (Coexistence) is the fifth sculpture on Seaport Blvd.
The sixth sculpture is Diversity (Domestic).
The seventh sculpture is called Diversity (Wild).
I am not sure how long the exhibit will be up although it seems unlikely the city would want to take down the sculptures during the winter since the inclement and cold conditions could make dissembling them difficult. Also, it is somewhat dangerous to view and photograph these sculptures, particularly at night. So, please do use caution if you do view these sculptures and use the many traffic lights on Seaport Blvd to ensure this safety.