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Three Disks

Artist
Dora De Larios
Year
2000
Artwork Type
Plaque
Media & Support
plywood
Dimensions
1 ft. 9 in. x 1 ft. 9 in. x 2 in.* (0.53 x 0.53 x 0.05 m)
Department
Public Library
Location
Rowland Heights Library
1850 Nogales Street
Rowland Heights, CA
District
4
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Location

Latitude: -117.888586 - Longitude: 33.984722
Image: Three Disks

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Description

These disks were created for a solo show of Dora De Larios’ work in 2000 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles. One of the disks was also included in a 2018 retrospective exhibition of the artist at the Main Museum in downtown Los Angeles. De Larios was always drawn to the complete and strong simplicity of the circle as a form. She retold the story over and over again about her travels to Mexico City when she was very young (around 6 or 7) where she saw the giant Aztec stone calendar at the National Museum of Anthropology. She said when she saw it “I realized I was part of it and it was part of me.” It affected her in a profoundly deep way, she knew at that moment she was an artist, connected to the past and the earth. The circle as a form was imprinted on her from that experience in Mexico. Dora had a keen eye for form from a design standpoint and repeatedly expressed love for circle as a complete form. It represented unity, the circle of life and completeness to her.