Finalist public art proposal comprised of a site-specific installation of four painted murals with text and pictographic imagery created with poet Marcella Durand

SITE: Playa Vista Public Library, Playa Vista, CA
COMMISSIONED BY: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) for the Library Department

These proposed artworks are for a site-specific installation consisting of four painted murals with text and pictographic imagery. The artwork connects the wonders of the library’s collection with its architecture and surroundings – the Ballona wetlands, the ocean, Lincoln and Jefferson Boulevards and LAX. The artwork features metaphors of water, travel and language, specifically, the feeling of going deep into a book and losing oneself, traveling through words, ideas and the imagination. It links reading’s journey through the landscape of the mind with Playa Vista’s urban wetlands setting and history.