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Ocean Journey

Artist
Topanga Art Tile Matt Doolin Paul Doolin
Year
2008
Artwork Type
Mural
Media & Support
Porcelain, ceramic glazes, mosaic tile, stone, propane, masonry boards, mortar, grout
Dimensions
33 ft. 6 in.x 4 ft. 6 in.* (10.2 x 1.4 m)
Department
Parks and Recreation
Location
George W. Carver Park
1400 East 118th Street
Los Angeles, CA
District
2
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Location

Latitude: -118.250559 - Longitude: 33.925666
Image: Ocean Journey

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Description

Artists Matthew and Paul Doolin of Topanga Art Tile's glass and ceramic tile mosaic mural Ocean Journey depicts a vibrant and whimsical underwater ocean scene. The mural faces the street entrance of the pool house. It features a sand bar of beige tones, a variety of green and blue tiles depicting the water, two large sea turtles, several multi-colored fish and a pod of dolphins swimming throughout the scene. Several smaller fish are installed around the main entrance door.

About the Artist

Matthew Doolin graduated from the UCLA School of the Arts in 1990.  Focusing on design and ceramics, he studied under Adrian Saxe and Bill Brown and later served as a production assistant to Red Grooms.  He has been creating and producing ceramic tile art since 1980 and also spent a year teaching art in Taiwan. Paul Doolin received his BFA from UC Santa Cruz in 1990.  While there he studied with Eduardo Carillo, Don Weygandt, Jenny Mc Dade, Peter Loftus, and Hardy Hanson.

Paul and Matthew have dedicated over two decades to run Topanga Art Tile and Design with their mother Leslie Doolin. Their public art projects include works for Disney’s California Adventure, Santa Clara University, the Royal Kahana Hotel in Maui, St. Catherine’s Church of Avalon, Thousand Oaks High School, the Inn at Venice Beach, and the Topanga Canyon Public Library.