This is a large, circular, complex widow design of a mermaid with flowing yellow hair and an albatross, this one-of-a-kind masterpiece was designed and built by James Hubbell in the 1970’s for the Triton Restaurant formerly located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA. Generously donated back to us by the restaurant’s new owners, it has been cleaned and restored, this piece includes a consultation with Hubbell and Hubbell Architects for installation and display ideas and can be custom installed by our Hubbell Studio artists. Sold as a set only. Please contact us for price and further information about this exceptional art piece.
Mosaic Surfboards – approximately 70″ tall and 18″ wide – $600
Inspired by our Pacific Rim Park international art park project, these are reclaimed surfboard blanks which have been finished on one side with glass mosaic tiles secured with white grout (items A-C). Item D is hand painted. Created by PRP alumni artists, Brennan Hubbell, Garrett Goodwin and Cris Bglez. THIS IS WALL ART ONLY, AND NOT SUITABLE FOR SURFING OR USE IN THE WATER. These boards are priced at $600 each. Please contact us for further information.
Hubbell Wool Woven Area Rugs – 7′ x 11′ – $3900
From James Hubbell’s “Prayer Rug” series of watercolors, these rug designs were commissioned by Outrageous Rugs of San Diego CA and hand woven in the finest wool in Nepal by quality craftsmen. The 7′ x 11′ versions are in stock and available for purchase. Custom sizes can be ordered through Outrageous Rugs, with a portion of the proceeds donated to support our Foundation. Each rug comes with a high-quality print of the original artwork from which it was inspired. Please contact us for further information.
Hubbell Stained Glass Wall & Door Treatment
Four panel window wall, 7’L x 4’W plus door treatment (total length 32′ installed). Colored and clear glass provide the beauty of art and good visibility to the outside. This installation includes the door treatment. A consultation with Hubbell and Hubbell Architects for design and installation is included with the purchase. The original owner removed it when he sold the house. Please contact us for price and further information.
Mosaic Resin Door Panel – 2 Piece Set
This rare Hubbell resin art door panel was originally designed as a foor to ceiling closet door treatment for the Triton Restaurant in Cardiff, CA. It features plaster half-moon shapes, sea shells, gold leaf mosaic tiles and green, turquoise, and clear stones against a backdrop of dark turquoise and copper paint, and coated with a resin treatment. The top panel has an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ notch removed from installation.
Size: 77 1/2″ x 17″ door
38″ x 17″ panel w/missing notch 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Please contact us for price and further information.
Hubbell Art Cards
|Winter Holiday||Rhino Cartoons||Scenes from Ilan-Lael||Stained Glass||Torrey Pines Watercolor||Whimsical Animals|
Hubbell Art Cards
Set of 12 cards with envelopes
$15 per set
James Hubbell Retrospective
1952 – 1988
Oceanside Museum of Art
Exhibition Catalog from the 1998 Show
The Watercolors of James Hubbell: Meditation on Nature & Life
Exhibition Catalog from the 2005 Show includes James’ personal watercolors from after the Cedar Fire.
The original newsletters that helped building the Ilan-Lael Foundation’s following. Published between 1983 and 1986. With introduction by James Hubbell and forward by Robert Thiele with Kay Kaiser.
In Search of Shadows – James Hubbell Sculpture – 2013
Companion book to Hubbell’s solo sculpture exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art in 2013
The Shadow Side of the Moon
The Cedar Fire
Watercolors by James Hubbell
Photographs by Tom Lamb
Landscape watercolors and photos inspired by the Cedar Fire of 2003
Building From The Earth Up
(the story of Ilan-Lael)
by Anne Hubbell
Ilan-Lael as a family home as seen through the eyes of matriarch Anne Hubbell.
I Will Build a City from the Discarded Wings of Dragonflies
Poetry and drawings by James Hubbell
Is There Life After 50 For A Middle Age Hat?
James Hubbell’s humorous cartoon look at growing older.
© 1988 Reprinted 2012
Seeds of Art
Rediscovering San Diego’s Mid-Century Artists
Catalog from a show celebrating San Diego’s mid-century artists
Rare Books (out of print)
From the Earth Up
Otto Rigan (1979) 1st Edition
Condition – fair to good
Experience as directly as possible Hubbell’s
world and the sources of his inspiration.
The Palace Doors of Abu Dhabi
Otto Rigan (1982) 1st Edition Soft Cover
Condition – fair to good
Hubbell builds a set of 18 doors in six months time for a Sheikh in the United Arab Emirates and this richly illustrated book tells the story.
Architecture of Jubilation
by James Hubbell
A collection of essays that feature an architectural designer’s philosophy on what it means to build habitable and nurturing living spaces.
CDs, DVDs & Video
Eye of the Beholder – The Artistry of James Hubbell (2001) KPBS-TV
The Art and Vision of James Hubbell (1989) KPBS-TV
Two documentary films about James Hubbell, his architectural designs, sculpture, public art and work with students. Includes interviews with the artist, his family and associates.
All Under Heaven (2002)
Building the Pacific Rim Parks in Russia, U.S. and China under the guidance of James Hubbell.
Between Heaven & Earth (2007)
Two intimate and personal portraits filmed 15 months apart showing the devastation wrought by the Cedar Fire on the Hubbell family home, and the subsequent rebuilding of their lives.
plus The Shadow Side of the Moon – book Landscape watercolors and photos inspired by the Cedar Fire of 2003
An American Architect: The Life and Art of Sim Bruce Richards
Sim Bruce Richards was a San Diego architect who trained at Taliesin, and took notice early on of a very young James Hubbell. Hubbell credits Richards for launching his career, and his artwork is frequently featured in Richards custom residential designs.