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Reflections of a Community

Artist
Lucy Blake-Elahi
Year
2011
Artwork Type
Fence
Media & Support
Galvanized, powdercoated steel
Department
Public Works
Location
Firestone Boulevard
Firestone and Hooper
Los Angeles, CA
District
2
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Location

Latitude: -118.253991 - Longitude: 33.960122
Image: Reflections of a Community

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Description

Artist Lucy Blake-Elahi designed a median fence along a half mile length of Firestone Boulevard between Hooper and Compton Avenues. The fence meanders in a ribbon-like form down Firestone Boulevard. The fence incoporates images of Florence-Firestone's history and surrounding community. The fence is constructed out of punch-out steel and was completed in collaboration with the Department of Public Works.

About the Artist

Lucy Blake-Elahi is a Los Angeles-based artist. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn and State University of New York, New Paltz. She has been an art & art history instructor at UCLA’s Graduate Art Education Department, West Los Angeles College, Culver City, and was artist-in-residence in Yellowstone National Park. As a public artist, Blake-Elahi has permanent artwork in LA County, Long Beach, Culver City, Pasadena and Inglewood, CA.