Mickalene Thomas’s mosaic was inspired by the quality of light, cultural and visual richness, and iconic structures in the surrounding Leimert Park neighborhood. Before translating the work into a mosaic, the artist used painting and photocollage techniques to create the layered composition, which integrates many of the natural and architectural elements characterizing the community. The Leimert Park fountain, Vision Theatre, and Japanese-inspired home garden designs are among the featured motifs.
“The artwork makes a sweep across the Los Angeles Basin, from the Pacific to the mountains, interweaving textile swatches, architectural patterns, and images and silhouettes that pay tribute to the bustling energy and distinct character of the neighborhood and city.”
About the Artist
Locations: Leimert Park