“WISHING TREE PARK” in Torrance/West Carson, Los Angeles County, CA
Earlier this Spring of 2023, Kim and Dennis completed a large public art commission for the newly constructed 8.5 acre park located in unincorporated Torrance/West Carson, in Los Angeles County, California, called “Wishing Tree Park.” The park is scheduled to open to the public later this year of 2023. The park and land is currently owned by the non-profit organization called the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT). Their mission is to build parks in urban areas of Los Angeles County. For updates and information about the park, go to: https://www.lanlt.org/projectupdates
Here below are images of the completed artworks for the “Wishing Tree Plaza” area – a 125 linear foot long by 18″ high continuous mosaic, that was build as seatwalls in an area that is 60′ long 40′ wide. The outside of the seatwall structure has 24 positive words or inspirational “wishes” in mosaic!
Here below are more images from “Wishing Tree Park” of the completed donor recognition mosaic that is recessed in the pavement and located in front of the new community building. Special hand-etched tiles of the names of donors are featured in this work. The names and logos were etched by La Jolla Stone Etching in San Diego area: