Mara Lonner’s artwork is inspired by the surrounding Leimert Park neighborhood, of which she was a long-time resident. Her collaged renderings of Japanese-influenced landscaping, architectural embellishments such as weathervanes and stained-glass windows, and distinguishing signage allude to the businesses, institutions and cultural landmarks—both past and present—that have been imprinted by this unique community.
“Stained-glass windows, weathervanes, sculpted trees and exterior ornaments . . . are as unique and fascinating as the long-time inhabitants of this neighborhood’s houses and apartments.”