Guardian of Water

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Image: statue located in front of the San Diego County Administration Center from https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/13030/kt5k40359q/ .

“‘The “Guardian of Water’ is a granite sculpture, with a mosaic and frieze around the base. It was created by Donal Hord in 1939, with support from the WPA.

“The sculpture is a 23′ high figure of a woman holding an olla on her left shoulder, symbolizing the need for water conservation in southern California. She is surrounding by a mosaic of kneeling nudes- symbolizing clouds- pouring water from jars over a dam into a citrus-fruit orchard.”

Excerpt from https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/san-diego-county-administration-center-sculpture-san-diego-ca/ .

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