Dora de Larios
Project Area: Chinatown
Project: Bamboo Plaza
Project Location: 988 N. Hill Street
Project Type: Developer Initiated
Artist Dora de Larios designed a gateway for the main Broadway Street entrance of this multi-storied retail project. Three brass panels, installed 13' above the ground, suggest a traditional style as a result of the block-like steps where they join the columns. Both sides of the panels are valued in Chinese culture. Horizontal lines at the bottom of each panel, symbolizing still water, tie the entire composition together. In the two 7' l outer panels, undulating lines represent moving water and the sequence of triangles symbolize mountains. Still water above the triangles is again symbolized by a section of horizontal lines. The 14' 6" l center panel is dominated by a 5th century bamboo motif de Larios found in a book of Chinese screens.