Artists with trowels transform highway wall
Workers sculpt a wall along Highway 12 on Jameson Canyon, Wednesday. The wall, built by the San Juan Capistrano-based Boulderscape, is intended to look natural and blend in with the surroundings. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — Highway 12 through Jameson Canyon is getting a sculpture on a huge scale, basically an entire hillside.
It's one of Solano County's biggest pieces of artwork – perhaps the biggest – but it isn't gaudy or flashy. The goal isn't to create something never seen or imagined before.
Workers are wrapping up a project that keeps a massive, three-tier concrete retention wall along a half-mile of Highway 12 from looking like a concrete wall. The crew from San Juan Capistrano-based Boulderscape uses trowels to make the cement look like . . . Continue Reading