A Healing Home
- Dominique Moody
- Artwork Type
- Media & Support
- Metal, redwood, glass
- Health Services
Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Campus
1670-1680 East 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA
About the Artist
Born in Augsburg , Germany in the nineteen fifties, by the age of four Dominique Moody's family relocated to Philadelphia where they moved about like urban "Nomads". Creativity came early and was nurtured by the family and mentors. An eclectic background of exploration into ceramics, painting, drawing, photograph and music led her towards assemblage after her eyesight began to change in her late twenties.
Her subject matter began to focus on her life experiences and this journey carried her further into assemblage installations from found objects. Inspired by the challenge of seeing differently Dominique's work has been placed in the collections of private and public spaces in the US and abroad accumulating awards and grants as she has lived in four countries, five states and eight cities.
For the past few years she has been working on the Nomad, an assemblage house on wheels hitched to a 1950 work truck, taking her art of found objects to the road as a narrative for "Art for Life's Sake". For almost three years, she lived in Watts, Los Angeles as an artist in residence at the R Cloud House directly across from the landmark Simon Rodia Towers and Watts Towers Arts Center, were the Nomad began to take shape.
Today she is a resident at the Zorthian Ranch in Altadena where before her completion and departure of the Nomad she will create, "The Healing Home", commiesionedfor the new Martin Luther King Hospital in Willowbrook. This large assemblage work will be the first of many for this "Nomadic" artist on her continued journey.