Completed Projects: Todos Juntos Project
The Todos Juntos (All Together) project officially opened to the public on December 10, 2015 at the Benjamin Franklin Library in Boyle Heights.
Three sculptural pylons made from bent aluminum and standing twelve-feet tall are erected in a newly landscaped plaza with a color palette inspired by local murals, painted rooftops, and neighborhood storefronts. Etched into the pylons are three stanzas in Spanish and English of the poem Blanco by the late Mexican poet laureate Octavio Paz. The animated pylons are envisioned as “la familia”: figures with limbs reaching out in an approachable and playful embrace of the public space. The design pays homage to the cultural and historical richness of Boyle Heights, offering a statement on the importance of community and place.
This project was funded through a grant from Wells Fargo Bank’s LIFT program and was completed in partnership with the Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar, Los Angeles City Council District 14.