Client: Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Location: Sylmar, CA, United States
Completion date: 2021
Artwork budget: $70,000
Civic Art Project Manager, Special Projects
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
This laminated and fused glass installation for a mental health facility, done in collaboration with Ball Nogues, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and Los Angeles County Public Health Department, is 12′ and 6″ tall by 9′ and 8″ wide.
Six fused glass panels depicting the namesake of the Olive View Restorative Care Village. In the early 20th Century, the olive tree was a staple of agricultural production in Sylmar, but was chosen because we associate it with peace, reconciliation and healing. The panels loosely depict a solitary tree in variations of Southern California skies at different times of the day, with smog, etc.
Made in fused glass by way of granulated frit, silkscreen, sand blasting, and profile cuts. We “grew” the tree, generative.