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The Sun God statue.
The Sun God statue.

Sun God is a statue by French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. The statue is a 14-foot multicolored bird-like creature, perched atop a 15-foot-tall horseshoe-shaped rock pedestal. Image File history File links Sungod. ... Image File history File links Sungod. ... Niki de Saint Phalle Niki de Saint Phalle, née Catherine Marie-Agnes Fal de Saint Phalle (October 29, 1930 - May 21, 2002) was a French sculptor, painter, and film maker. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ...

Erected in February 1983 as a part of the Stuart Collection of public art projects, the fiberglass Sun God has become a unique feature on the UCSD campus. It is located on a grassy area between the Faculty Club and Mandeville Auditorium, on the eastern periphery of the John Muir College campus. Since the 1980s the UCSD Associated Students organization has sponsored an annual event, the Sun God Festival, with the statue as its official mascot. Over the years numerous visual-arts students have accessorized the statue with items such as sunglasses, a cap and gown, an ID card, a large working phallus, and even a nest with eggs painted in the statue's trademark bright colors. John Muir College is one of the six undergraduate colleges at the University of California at San Diego. ... Sun God Festival is an annual music festival at the University of California, San Diego that usually takes place the sixth week of the spring quarter. ...

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  • Stuart Collection
  • Sun God

UCSD students often drink alcoholic beverages and perfrm other illegal activities such as smokin marijuana as they watch several popular bans and other not so popular bands perform. These bands are usually very entertaining, but watchin them can be very dangerous due to the high quantity of drunk students.



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