Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Mosaic Benches - Tiled by Mike McCormick.

As stated in Plaza's Progress section of the Aquarium's quarterly newsletter, Pacific Currents:  "Another unique element new to the plaza area is the Aquarium Memorial Bench Program. A local mosaic artist and long time Long Beach resident, Mike McCormick, was commissioned to give several existing benches a mosaic treatment. Inspired by 19th century Spanish artist-architect Antony Gaudi's work - famous mosaic benches in Barcelona's Gell Park, the Aquarium benches will be a stunning tribute to any individual or organization as well as a compelling point of interest at scenic Rainbow Harbor."