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Artesia Library

District
4
Department
Public Library
Phase
Underway
Location
Artesia Library
18801 Elaine Avenue
Artesia, CA

Location

Latitude: 33.860622 - Longitude: -118.079195
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Project Description

Inspired by Artesia's highly diverse community, and the city's name, an historical reference to the artesian springs that bubbled up from the local underground aquifer, Sonia Romero designed a ceramic tile mural. The blue and white tile gives tribute to the Dutch and Portuguese farmers who settled Artesia and the surrounding areas into flourishing dairy districts, and references Portuguese and Spanish Azulejo tile, Mexican Talevera tile and Chinese and Middle Eastern porcelain wares. A pattern of vignettes, representing different cultures found in Artesia, surround an allegorical female figure, as a human embodiment of an artesian well.