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Ricardo Mendoza
Sphere Song Gateway

Project Area: Hollywood
Project: Seily Rodriguez Park
Project Location: 5701-5711 Lexington Avenue
Project Type: CRA Initiated


Sphere Song Gateway consists of a sculptural painted steel gate and fence that incorporate organic forms in the shapes of a tree and a sphere that suspends a chime at its center. Eight decorative yet structural spirals intermittently span the park’s 100-foot front fence and serve as gateposts.

A painted mural comprised of varied and abstracted forms for the west and north walls of the park is planned for completion in January of 2009.

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Sphere Song Gateway at Seily Rodriguez Park
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Artist Profile

From vibrant painted exterior murals to functional artwork, Ricardo Mendoza’s engaging work has brought color and form into a diverse span of neighborhoods and communities throughout Los Angeles. Past public art commissions include the Los Angeles Metro Firestone Blue Line Station, the Pacific Alliance Medical Building, and the Lanark Park Recreation Building. Mendoza lives and works in Los Angeles.