Fountain

Laddie John Dill with Mineo Mizuno, 1993

5th St. side. Its multi colored surface evokes the land formations beneath the Library. Mineo Mizuno designed the porcelain sculptures which are the water source for the fountain.
"In the sixteen-foot diagonal fountain I have employed materials that I felt are indigenous to the surrounding area. The obvious employment of cement, glass and ceramic is meshed with pigments of ground minerals and oxides that existed in the area before the architecture that surrounds it. The attempt is to combine the ephemeral qualities of these natural oxides in an expressionistic manner and have them interact with the architectural structure that defines them physically." (A statement by Laddie John Dill from Art at Central Library - LAPL handout.)




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