• View looking up at City Hall Skedans View looking up at City Hall
  • Skedans in front of City Hall Skedans in front of City Hall
  • Skedans Column Skedans Column
  • View towards City Hall Skedans View towards City Hall
     
SKEDANS (1975)

Artist
Tony DeLap

Collection
City of Inglewood

Medium
Sculpture

Material
Steel column, concrete, and
recirculating fountain system

Size
Column: 50' high
Base: 10' high, 20' dia. octagon


Skedans is Tony DeLap’s site-specific commission for Inglewood’s Civic Center. Funded from the National Endowment for the Arts Art-in-Architecture Program in 1972, it was an early precursor to contemporary public art efforts.

Skedans refers to a Canadian Indian village in the Queen Charlotte Islands of the North Coast of British Columbia which was a tribal government site. DeLap frequented the area and was inspired by ancient trees and totems rising from the shallow waters. He brought the form and inspiration to Inglewood’s government center.

DeLap worked with the Civic Center complex architects Charles Luckman and Associates to design a centerpiece monument for Inglewood City Hall. Skedans is a 50’ tall upright column, standing on a 10’ tall and 20’ wide octagonal base that housed an early flow fountain.