Primum Pulmenti (Primordial Soup) Sopa Primordial
- De La Torre Brothers
- Artwork Type
- Media & Support
- Welded stainless steel structure
- 4 ft. 2 1/2 in. x 6 ft. 3 in. x 7 3/4 in.* (1.28 x 1.91 x 0.2 m)
- Health Services
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
7601 East Imperial Highway
De la Torre Brothers (Jamex and Einar) have created a suite of artworks that acknowledges Rancho’s familial atmosphere of healing, camaraderie, innovation and spirit for the outdoor plazas and interior lobby areas of the outpatient building.
Primum Pulmenti (Primordial Soup)
Located in the waiting room is an aquarium-like installation designed to entertain viewers in the idle moments during hospital visits. The artwork features a lenticular background that adds perceived depth and dimension, with hand-blown glass sea life and plants constituting the main characters in the allegory. These characters convey an homage to the wonders of nature through the playful use of the craft.
About the Artist
Collaborating artists-brothers, Einar and Jamex de la Torre were born in Guadalajara, Mexico (b.1963 & 1960) and moved to California in 1972. Presently living and working in both Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego, California. Jamex started lamp-working glass in 1977, attended California State University at Long Beach under scholarship; and received a BFA in Sculpture in 1983. Einar started work with glass in 1980, and also attended California State University, Long Beach. Both brothers owned and operated a flame-worked glass figure business from 1981-1997. https://delatorrebros.com/