Fifty-One Bees

1996, Elizabeth Garrison, Victor Henderson. 11'3" h x 10'9"w (panel on viewer's left), 10'9"h x 13'5"w (panel of viewer's right), 15'6"h x 14'4"w (elevator shaft). 755 S. Wall Street
Imagery in three murals on the Southern California Flower Market relate to the product that is sold inside the building. However, the swarm of bees at the top of the elevator shaft and the string of bees that link the two side panels refer not just to flowers but are a metaphor for the bee-hive like activity occurring at the market. The murals, funded by a $12,000 grant from the Community Redevelopment Agency's Downtown Cultural Trust Fund, are "visual markers" that identify the area as the Downtown Los Angeles Flower District.

The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, September, 1998.

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