The sun has risen over Davis many times in the past four years, but it’s taken that long for it to happen with this much style.
The sun is now upright, glowing and seesawing back and forth atop an antique gasoline pump. At least a depiction of a smiling sun and its rays are, as part of a new public art installation in East Davis’ Oak Tree Plaza.
Artists Diana Walker-Smith and Olga Garzon unveiled their long-awaited project on Thursday. The work — referred to as “Solar Filling Station” — was conceived of four years ago as part of the city’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Aside from promoting clean energy by virtue of its juxtaposition, the artwork has …