The newly installed roundabout at Eucalyptus and South Santa Fe was designed to
include a public art component. In July 2015, a Call to Artists was issued for an art
installation at the Paseo Santa Fe Roundabout. The City received nine submittals by six artists before the September 28, 2015 deadline. On October 6, 2015, the Public Arts Commission reviewed the submitted designs and selected “Prima Vista” as the winning design.
“Prima Vista” depicts two large spiraling wood structures constructed from Brazilian Ironwood called Ipe (pronounced EE -pay). The wood was selected due to its strength, durability, and ability to withstand weather conditions. Concrete footings will support two 12′ steel rods that provide structural stability. Additional footings secure the spiraling wood pieces to the ground. Halfway up the sculpture, the two
structures connect adding additional stability.The artist is Michael Angelo Venturello, a Vista native who aims to contribute to the beautification of the City,
enhancing the fabric of our community through art and design.