Best Public Art (2009)

Hammer Clock, Anaheim

Anaheim's public art is the coolest in Orange County, with several peculiar and marvelous pieces, but our favorite for so many reasons is artist Daniel Martinez's 12-foot-tall tool near the corner of Clementine and Center Street Promenade. There's some blather about the "precarious nature of our time" on the website, but to us, the claw hammer looks like it's going to pound the hell out of the pocket watch perched atop it. And unlike the fabled magician's trick, that watch won't still be in one piece at the reveal.


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