Olive View Community Mental Health Urgent Care Center - CODAworx

Olive View Community Mental Health Urgent Care Center

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Client: Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture

Location: Sylmar, CA, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $70,000

Project Team

Project Designer

Benjamin Ball

Ball-Nogues Studio

Civic Art Project Manager, Special Projects

Iris Regn

Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture

Fabricator

Judson Studios

Judson Studios

Overview

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.

Goals

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.

Process

Made in fused glass by way of granulated frit, silkscreen, sand blasting, and profile cuts. We “grew” the tree, generative.