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Erik Zammitt

Project Area:  Council District 9 Corridors Project Area
Project:  Adams & Central
Project Location:  1101 E. Adams Boulevard
Project Type:  Developer Initiated


For this project Erik Zammitt wanted to create a positive organic energy for the residential entrance of the mixed use development.  The project consists of twelve panels painstakingly handcrafted by the artist from hundreds of tiny plastic sections laminated to clear acrylic sheets adhered to the front windows that enclose the elevator lobby.  The completed artwork functions like stained glass -- best viewed from the interior during the day when illuminated by the sun, and from the exterior at night when backlit internally.

“I want this work to transcend individual and cultural identities, and speak to the commonality in us all that takes pleasure in color on a visceral, non-verbal level.  Color is very influential in our lives.  We know this intuitively, but it is also being shown through scientific study that color affects our moods, thought processes, and actions.  In an urban environment with scant nature to soothe the stresses of living, I think color can be used in a very positive way.”

Erik Zammitt during fabrication of his artwork for the Adams & Central development
Interior view of a panel from Erik Zammit's Adams & Central artwork

Artist Profile

Erik Zammitt is a Los Angeles artist and art educator.  He has exhibited throughout the United States and Japan.  Zammitt currently teaches at the Art Center for Design in Pasadena.  His work is featured in the collections of: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, and the United States Federal Courthouse, Los Angeles, CA.