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Conversion Ridge, Meso Ridge

Artist
Ricardo Duffy
Year
2005
Artwork Type
Sculpture
Media & Support
Ceramic, aluminum
Dimensions
72 ft.x 16 ft.x 16 ft.* (21.9 x 4.9 x 4.9 m)
Department
Internal Services
Location
East Los Angeles Civic Center
4800 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA
District
1
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Location

Latitude: -118.160673 - Longitude: 34.033883
Image: Conversion Ridge, Meso Ridge

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Description

Ricardo Duffy was commissioned by formerFirst District County Supervisor Molina for the East Los Angeles Civic Center Renovation Project. Duffy designed two colorful artworks for children that are located on the seating benches surrounding the two playgrounds. Meso Ridge, in the north playground, is a continuous glazed ceramic mosaic filled with handcrafted and broken tiles, geometric shapes and fun imagery such as Pre-Columbian figures riding skateboards. Conversion Ridge enhances the bench seating near the south playground. A series of square ceramic tiles and Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican designs are stained into the concrete.  Both Meso Ridge and Conversion Ridge include cast aluminum Mayan figures placed on top of the benches which also function as skateboard stoppers.