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Jacqueline Dreager
Venice/Hope Park
2002


Project Area:  CT-South Park
Project:  Venice/Hope Park
Project Location:  NW corner of Venice Boulevard and Hope Street
Project Type:  CRA/LA Initiated

Description:

Working collaboratively with landscape architect Pat Smith, artist Jacqueline Dreager created a number of art elements throughout this urban park: 1) painted steel fence cut-outs of stylized ancient insects, lizards, worms and entry gates with serpent images; 2) an elaborate paving mosaic (made by Jose Antonio and residents of Wasco State Prison through the Arts-in-Correction Program) based on "Patolli", an Aztec game of chance; 3) a tortoise-shaped topiary; and 4) cast resin insets in the park's concrete benches created with area youth.
Image of Mosaic
 
Image of Fence Cut-Out
 


Artist Profile

Jacqueline Dreager, a second generation Angelino, studied locally at the Otis College of Art and Design and then at the Institute of Experimental Printmaking in Santa Cruz, California.  Growing up with a strong interest in archeology, Dreager’s public works often incorporate symbols that are reminiscent of ancient ruins.  Another important influence on her artmaking was the artist’s father, who worked in the movie industry creating special effects, and taught Dreager as a child how to manipulate different materials such as resin.  In 1990, Jacqueline Dreager served as Artist-in-Residence with the LACE/Homeless Outreach Program.  Since then, the artist has completed twelve public art commissions, including the Metrolink Taylor Yard and the Metro Blue Line Wardlow Station, and has had numerous exhibitions.  Dreager lives and works in Los Angeles.