Client: Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Completion date: 2020
Artwork budget: $123,000
artist, creator, designer
Chris Natrop Studio
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Reflecting Within Us is designed to create a wondrous world for those visiting the waiting area. Comprised of over hundred intricate shapes hanging from the ceiling, the aerial sculpture floats above, circumventing the room along a one hundred fifty-foot perimeter. The mirrored surfaces of this site-specific sculpture interact with ambient sunlight coming from windows to create an interplay of reflected light and delicate shadows upon adjacent architecture. Cut from highly polished stainless steel, the shapes form various silhouettes recognizable in nature. Birds, trees, and water intertwine into a landscape traveling fantastically throughout the clouds. This whimsical scene encourages personal interpretations, inviting each viewer to participate in its open-ended meaning.
Create an aerial sculpture to delight the clients of Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center. The sculpture was designed to have a 50+ lifespan.
I was chosen out of over one-hundred applicants for this public art opportunity for the County of Los Angeles. I oversaw this multi-year project from start to finish, and over to pandemic shutdown of 2020. I worked directly with multiple stakeholders along the way
53 x 33 x 7 feet | stainless steel