California Landscape, Variations 1 through 4
Project Area: Vermont/Manchester
Project: Los Angeles County Administration Building
Project Location: 8300 S, Vermont Avenue
Project Type: Developer & LA County Initiated
Images of idyllic California landscapes by photographer Ken Gonzales-Day scaled to the size of large movie screens are installed at the Los Angeles County Administrative Building, located on Vermont Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets in South Los Angeles.
The colorful art work entitled California Landscapes, Variations 1 through 4 were completed as Gonzales-Day’s first public art commission. The ceramic-tiled murals are on both interior and exterior walls of the building. The largest of these photographic murals—a kaleidoscopic arrangement of oak trees—is 54-feet high, 15-feet wide and appears on the parking structure adjacent to an open-air plaza and the office building.
Together with the art mural installations, the Los Angeles County Administrative Building is a catalyst for urban renewal efforts in south central Los Angeles.