- Joseph Young Granite Industries
- Artwork Type
- Media & Support
- Glass, granite, copper tubing
- 20 ft.x 80 ft.* (6.1 x 24.4 m)
- Internal Services
Hall of Records
320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Young worked closely with the building’s architects to achieve a design for the exterior wall of the auditorium. Young originally designed the mural to only portray geological features but added the county’s water sources to incorporate the piece with the large reflecting pool located at the wall’s base.
Joseph Young (1919-2007) was a native of Pittsburgh and received his BA degree from Westminster College in Pennsylvania. After serving in World War II, he studied at various art schools and academies both nationally and abroad. Young had a long and distinguished career as a public artist in multiple media including mosaic, stained glass, pre-cast concrete, granite, and wood. Two of his many projects include the Triforium, a kinetic sculpture at the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center, and the Los Angeles Holocaust Monument in Pan-Pacific Park.