Pipes by Stan Bitters


Local sculptor Stan Bitters collaborated with mall landscape architect Garrett Eckbo on a number of water features throughout the length of Fulton’s pedestrian space. Meant to evoke the irrigation standpipes that are commonly found in Valley fields and orchards, they provide color and texture to the pools designed by Eckbo.

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True or false: The pipes artwork is supposed to resemble irrigation standpipes in Valley fields and orchards

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Artist Biography

Stan Bitters is one of the Valley’s most prominent artists, known internationally for his sculpture, both in ceramics and in bronze. A graduate of UCLA, he also attended San Diego State and the Otis Art Institute. After graduating, he went to work as a designer for the Hans Sumpf Company in Madera, California, the world’s largest manufacturer of adobe brick. He went on to teach at Fresno State, and in 1976 published the book “Environmental Ceramics.” He has awards from Otis Art Institute, Chicago, and commissions from Lake Tahoe and Maui hotels. In 2006 he was profiled in the Los Angeles Times.

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