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Unity Through Diversity Public and Private Work and Play

Cha-Rie Tang
Artwork Type
Media & Support
Internal Services
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA
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Latitude: -118.245963 - Longitude: 34.056741
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Visitors to the administrative headquarters for Los Angeles County, the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, are welcomed by a glass artwork by artist Cha-Rie Tang. Tang illustrates, in her words, “the variety of landscapes, from the mountains to the ocean, from the desert to the valley,” and depicts how, “people from all over the world with diverse cultures set roots here [in Los Angeles], pursuing individual dreams, sharing common interests and working for the public good.” The ideas are organized in the artwork. People are illustrated on the top line, the environment is depicted on the second line and the shoreline below. The translucent glass artwork spans the length behind the reception desk. The County of Los Angeles is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse communities in the world, encompassing over 4, 000 square miles and over 10 million residents. Cha-Rie Tang believes that, “This is a great opportunity to celebrate joyful diversity in a dignified and inspiring sort of way.” This artwork was conserved in 2015.