Mirage; Ancient Fossils; Los Angeles Basin ca. 1876; Birds of the Southwest
Project Area: CBD/South Park
Project: Grand Hope Park
Project Location: Between Grand & Hope and 9th and Olympic
Project Type: CRA Initiated
"Mirage" is a fountain designed to resemble a coiled snake. A central shaft holds a desert scene in hand-painted tile. Two eggs, one in the fountain and one on the shaft are glass mosaic. The bench, "Ancient Fossils" incorporates mosaic tiles to form mirror images of four lizard-like reptiles. "Los Angeles Basin, circa 1876" is a set of tiles across a wall painted with images of a long line of ants in a desert-like setting leaving their hole on one side to a hole on the other side of the wall. "Birds of the Southwest" features images of birds and decorative lettering that intermingle with the poetry inscribed on the pergolas.