Hippocrene Fountain

Pegasus Shopping Center, Fremont Blvd. between Paseo Padre and Enea Streets.

The "Fountain of Hippocrene" with winged Pegasus on top, by Ron Rodgers, is cast bronze and cement. The mythological Pegasus was born from the blood of Medusa when Perseus, son of Zeus, cut off her head. Poseidon, god of the sea, ordered Pegasus to stop a mountain from growing. Pegasus struck the mountain with a hoof and the Hippocrene fountain spouted, the waters of which inspired people to write poetry. Eventually, Zeus turned Pegasus into a constellation. "Diatonic Degrees," and "Apollo and Daphne," sculptures are also by Mr. Rodgers. Privately owned.

Mr. Rodgers earned the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from San Francisco State University, taught at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Ohlone College in Fremont, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and has a studio in Sebastopol, California.