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Tone of the Earth

Roberto Lloyd Delgado
Artwork Type
Media & Support
Fiberglass mesh, acrylic, adhesive
5 ft.x 12 ft.* (1.5 x 3.7 m)
Public Library
Woodcrest Library
1340 West 106th Street
Los Angeles, CA
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Artist Robert Delgado created this mural for the Woodcrest Library. He engaged the Woodcrest community with a “Show and Tell” presentation of his work at the Library’s grand opening and photographed youth in the audience. He used those images to design a dynamic composition of familiar faces from the community. According to Delgado, his photographic images are “broken down into line drawings and juxtaposed and superimposed so that the design becomes a thoughtful puzzle that provokes imagination and creativity in the viewer.”

About the Artist

Roberto Delgado is a Los Angeles native, born and raised in the Koreatown area. After serving three years in the US Army in Vicenza, Italy, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and completed his BA and MFA at UCLA. He has received several fellowships, including two Fulbrights to conduct research in Mexico and to teach mural painting in Honduras. His public art commissions have steadily increased in the past few decades. Among his public projects are works for the LAPD’s North Valley Police Station, the Atlanta International Airport, the Heritage Square Station on MTA’s Gold Line, the Pico-Aliso Housing Projects in Boyle Heights, and the Federal Courthouse in Pocatello, Idaho.