Public art commission comprised of four interior murals and poetic walkway tiles; tiles created with poet Marcella Durand

SITE: Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center, Sherman Oaks, CA
COMPLETED: December 2010
COMMISSIONED BY: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Recreation and Parks
ART FABRICATORS: Knack Studios (tiles) and Stacie Jaye Meyer (murals)
BUILDING ARCHITECTS: Rios Clementi Hale Studios

The artwork consists of four painted murals and a poetic text embedded in a concrete walkway. The interior painted murals are placed in areas with high public use, and the text, wrought in waterjet cut stainless steel, is encountered as visitors walk along the outdoor path through the complex and gardens. The artwork is inspired by the site as a place for seniors and other community members to gather in a natural setting, the history of Sherman Oaks as a farming community, the citrus groves that were planted there, and a sense of wonder, discovery, and joy in community that is a foundation of the senior center’s purpose.