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Elizabeth Garrison & Victor Henderson
Fifty-One Bees
1996


Project Area:  CT-City Markets
Project:  Flower Market Mural
Project Location:  755 S. Wall Street
Project Type:  CRA/LA Initiated

Description:

This large mural of flowers and bees adorns the exterior of the Flower Mart's previously stark industrial building giving it identity. A honeycomb of bees clusters on all surfaces of an elevator shaft while other bees can be found around the building attracted to a bouquet of flowers.

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Artist Profiles

Born in Ohio and raised in Pasadena, California, Elizabeth Garrison received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach and her MFA from the California State University, Los Angeles.  The artist has been collaborating with Victor Henderson on public art projects since 1988.   In 2002, Garrison was granted an Artist-in-Residency at the Armory for the Arts in Pasadena.  The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.

Victor Henderson was born in Ohio and raised in Pasadena, California.  He received formal training and a BFA from San Francisco State College.  In 1969, Henderson began collaborating with Terry Schoonhoven to create the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad, a group of artists that included Jim Frazen and Leonard Koren.  Rather than participate in an elitist gallery scene, this group chose to take their art to the streets.  The Squad was more interested in the immediate effect their murals had on the community and cared less about how long their paintings lasted.  The group disbanded in 1974.  Henderson lives in Los Angeles.

Artists Elizabeth Garrison and Victor Henderson have been collaborating with one another on public art projects since 1988. Together they have received a range of public art commissions including Cahuenga Library in Hollywood, El Monte Metro Link Station, City of Montebello Transportation Center and Exposition Park Intergenerational Community Center.