- Jen Kuroki
- Artwork Type
- Media & Support
- acrylic paint
- 16 ft. x 30 ft.* (4.88 x 9.14 m)
- Parks and Recreation
Los Robles Park
14906 Los Robles Avenue
Hacienda Heights, CA
Artist Jen Kuroki was commissioned to design a mural on the ceiling of the main archway of the park office at Los Robles Park, emphasizing its most significant architectural feature. Kuroki chose a dynamic pattern and bold colors for her mural, to welcome and draw park visitors in to the playground and splash pad just beyond. The ceiling painting becomes a window to the sky–a safe door to the unknown. It also references The Beatles: “Lucy in the sky with diamonds/The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.” The colors resemble the cool colors of what is actually above the ceiling and it’s an invitation to not be limited. Be a diamond in the sky.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
To learn more about the artist, visit: http://www.JenKuroki.com
jen e, born Jennifer Kuroki, is an artist based in Los Angeles. She has been making art for over 20 years in L.A. and Japan. Her time abroad sparked an ongoing conversation between old and new, tradition and relevance, elevated and mundane, practical and spiritual.
Living and working in southern California has also informed her work which has become increasingly more animated, incorporating anthropomorphization and bright saturated colors. With a background in graphic design and art direction, her eye tends to focus on patterns and her canvasses can take many forms. She is interested in seeing how her work plays with environment and interacts with the viewer.