Friday, December 11, 2015

2015 Public Art Year-in-Review -- Spirit and Innovation

From Hollywood to Santa Ana, 2015's sculptures,
by Dustin Yellin
Columbia Square,
6121 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
murals and mosaics reflect cultural spirit and innovative design.  2015 Public Art Year-in-Review features 21 new and permanent public artworks, published on the web by Public Art in Public Places and Google Cultural Institute Open Gallery.

The Southern California economy and local civic interest in public art are on the upswing, with a 40% increase in public art installations from just two years ago.

Of note this year are the many historical and cultural themes, large-scale kinetic and illuminated works, the Runway murals at Playa Vista, and the Special Olympics LA15 murals celebrating the World Games at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Here are are few highlights:
    untitled (hands with plane)
    by Case Maclaim
    12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., 
    Playa Vista, Los Angeles

"Gateway to Los Angeles"
by  Jenna Didier, Ned Kahn, Oliver Hess
Los Angeles St. overpass
over Hwy.101, Los Angeles