record 3 of 340

California Landscape, Variations

Artist
Ken Gonzales-Day
Year
2007
Artwork Type
Mural
Media & Support
Ceramic
Dimensions
10 ft. 11 in.x 27 ft. 6 in.* (3.3 x 8.4 m)
Department
Chief Executive Office - Real Estate
Location
Los Angeles County Administration Building
8300-8400 Vermont
Los Angeles, CA
District
2
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Location

Latitude: -118.291283 - Longitude: 33.963346
Image: California Landscape, Variations

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Description

Ken Gonzales-Day's images of traditional California landscapes, mostly oak trees, are strategically placed throughout this building that houses four County departments: Social Services, Children and Family Services, Child Support Services and Mental Health. 1,200 staff work here serving over 1,400 daily visitors. These departments have the largest concentration of social service caseloads in the County. The artworks add a calming effect to a sometimes tense environment.

Gonzales-Day's photographic glazed tiles depict a pure unaltered landscape full of optimism and possibility. They might also suggest a dreamscape of quiet, calm and purity on which the viewer might play out his or her hopes for a better tomorrow.