Inverted Landscapes


Title: Inverted Landscapes
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<p>Floating overhead in the lobby of the Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center is the fantastic imagery of Inverted Landscapes, a sculpture by Elena Manferdini. Transitioning between easily identified flora and fauna such as butterflies and ladybugs to bursts of pixelated color, the artwork is meant to shift one&rsquo;s point of view. It appears to be a single sculpture. Yet is actually a combination of digitally printed imagery, three-dimensional perforated powder coated metal panels and stainless steel reflective disks. The imagery continues on the west side of the building at the plaza entrance, where the artist created a ceramic tile floor pattern and window treatment that anchors the design to the ground. Manferdini photographed flowers, leaves and insects from all angles to create the imagery. Through digital manipulation, she combined the individual photos to create a flattened three-dimensional collage with enhanced vibrancy, giving the artwork depth and a photorealistic finish. The Zev Center is a new model of service delivery for the County of Los Angeles Health and Human Services multi-agency campus. The prototype facility strives to improve children and families&rsquo; well-being, namely for good health, safety and survival, economic well-being, education and workforce readiness. The integration of County and community services to this extent has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of families and children in Los Angeles County. The facility and its art collection is the largest capital project produced by the Third District of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.</p>

Municipal Building/Site
Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center next to the Mid Valley Comprehensive Health Center
Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center
7515 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91405
United States

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Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Los Angeles County Arts Commission

Glass, Installation, Sculpture, Site integrated architectural work
Ceramic tile, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media