The public art sculpture aptly named “Unconditional Surrender” that has adorned the waterfront park at the Embarcadero for the past few years may be moving. The sculpture has been on loan to San Diego since 2007 by the Santa Monica sculpture foundation.
The beauty, scale and magnitude of the sculpture has brought a smile to so many locals and visitors alike it would be a shame to see such a great piece leave San Diego. The sculpture, a first kiss by a returning sailor from sea and a nurse has become somewhat of an icon and somewhat of a tribute to the military in San Diego. Taken from a scene captured in Times Square in New York, where the two had not met each other previously but was simply a spontaneous moment after returning from war with a victory over Japan.
The 25’ high sculpture by artist J Seward Johnson is expected to get a new lease and stay until at least February at this stage and we pray longer.