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Anne Marie Karlsen
Artwork Type
Media & Support
Enamel on porcelain
Public Library
Acton-Agua Dulce Library
33792 Crown Valley Road
Acton-Agua Dulce, CA
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Latitude: -118.197719 - Longitude: 34.495257
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Anne Marie Karlsen’s series of large porcelain enamel patterned discs are composed from local photographic imagery. The designs appear abstract from a distance, but up close you can see the history of the community. The discs thread through a line of wall text that reads, “Where there is an open mind….there will always be a frontier…"

About the Artist

Anne Marie Karlsen earned her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, and has been teaching art in southern California since 1979 at UCLA, and currently at Santa Monica College. Since 1990 she has been commissioned for numerous public projects throughout the country, including the FBI Headquarters in Chicago; Paseo Colorado Development in Pasadena; North Hollywood Metro Red Line station; and Trailside Elementary School in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2008, her artwork for Lawndale Library, titled Subdivisions, was among forty works cited as “one of the most exemplary, innovative permanent or temporary public art works created or debuted in 2008” by the Americans for the Arts. Her work is also represented in many museums throughout California and the U.S., and internationally in the Kulturverwaltung Stadt in Salzburg, Austria.