Spirit of Community

  • The Mandala project started with a series of drawings by local community members, which were used as inspiration for our artisan teams' large-scale mandala designs and smaller individual mandalas placed throughout the inside of the building. These mosaic panels range from 2 ft to 15 ft diameter and were installed in July. A Certificate of Achievement was awarded to each artisan to celebrate their talents and dedication in making this project a huge success. 

    Piece by Piece led community workshops engaging Legal Aid clients and staff from throughout LAFLA service areas in the design and making of mosaics for the new headquarters building. Our plan invited constituencies of LAFLA satellite offices as well as the community local to the new Headquarters in Pico Union to engage in fun, family-friendly art workshops suited to all ages and abilities. The workshops provided input on designs for mosaic "Mandalas" to appear in both a large exterior mural and on Garden Pots adorning the building's rooftop garden. Much appreciation goes out to the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles for making this project possible. LAFLA provides civil legal aid for low-income communities across Los Angeles County.

  • Year Installed: 2017

    Comissioned by: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

    Size: 20 ft x 60 ft series of 13 mandalas

    Materials: Ceramic tile and glass

    Viewing: Public, viewed from street

    Address: 1550 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Piece by Piece Artists: Dawn Mendelson, Luz Mack-Durini, Julie Williams, Bea Jones, Leigh Adams, Hilda M.Jose M., Carole B., Terry, Miracle, Mike V., Victor V., Victor J., Hugo S., Abraham R., Jaime, Terry, Miracle, Guadalupe G., John M.