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Christina Ulke
Fireman's Memorial
2007


Project Area: North Hollywood
Project: NoHo Commons
Project Location: Lankershim Blvd. and Weddington St.
Project Type: Developer

Description:

In honor of fireman Thomas G. Taylor, who in 1981 lost his life battling a fire at this site, Christina Ulke sought to create a memorial with an artistic expression. This project consists of two components. A bronze memorial plaque commemorating Thomas G. Taylor wraps around the corner of the building and includes an image of his son rendered as a line drawing cast in relief. Near the interior garage entrance of the building, an etching from a photographic negative on porcelain enamel is accompanied by a thoughtful statement from Fire Station 60, who responded to the fire, and also documents the tragic events that took place.

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Bronze memorial
 
Porcelain enamel memorial
 

Artist Profile

Christina Ulke works with technology and media art to create public pieces that question and analyze the ideologies and iconography of urban spaces.  Originally from Germany, she received her MFA in Fine Arts, focusing on Sculpture and Public Art, from the Universitat der Kunste, Berlin.  After moving to the United States, Ulke obtained another MFA in Media and Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. She teaches at the University of California, San Diego Art Department as well as co-edits the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.  She currently is based out of Los Angeles and has co-founded C-Level, a cooperative creative space in Chinatown.