Poppies and Lupine Mosaic
A vibrant mosaic mural has been installed in the courtyard of the newly constructed My Angel apartments by L.A. Family Housing. The space is designated for veterans and individuals transitioning out of homelessness. This project is a testament to the power of art in transforming spaces and lives. It was brought to life by the dedicated artists of Piece by Piece, a nonprofit organization known for its commitment to providing art opportunities to underserved communities.
The mural, a ten-foot by eleven-foot masterpiece, draws inspiration from the picturesque hills and poppy fields of California. Crafted from an eclectic mix of recycled ceramics and stained glass, it stands as a symbol of resilience and beauty, echoing the organization's ethos of finding value in the overlooked and discarded. Artistic Director Dawn Mendelson shared her thoughts on the project, stating, "Seeing beauty in the broken and discarded materials is meaningful in several ways. It's sustainable, sparks creativity, and each piece tells a story. It's like a treasure hunt, finding the perfect shard to bring our poppies and hills to life."
This mural is more than just an artistic endeavor; it offers a soothing and serene space for the residents of the My Angel apartments. The land, generously donated by Hal Kassner, now serves as a sanctuary for those it houses, with the mural providing a calming and beautiful backdrop to their new beginnings. Hal Kassner, is a veteran and owner and founder of Angel Appliances, which operated on the site for 50 years.
Year Installed: 2023
Comissioned by: L.A. Family Housing
Size: 11 ft x 10 ft
Materials: Recycled ceramic and glass
Address: 8547 N. Sepulveda Blvd, North Hills