Augustus Hawkins

Community Engagement Public Art

The design and fabrication of two outdoor courtyards at Augustus F. Hawkins Comprehensive Mental Health Center in South Los Angeles, California. The two 4,225SF courtyards provide controlled outdoor exposure for patients and are part of LAC+USC Psychiatric Rehab Services. The mountains wrap two walls to create an immersive environment for the patients. The design is intentionally graphic in nature, accounting for the uneven wall surfaces and making it possible to have patients contribute to its fabrication with no risk of “painting outside of the lines”. All photography of the completed murals by Greg Keating.

Commissioning Agent : Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Client : County of Los Angeles Public Library
Title : Cranes
Medium : Exterior Mural
Material : Paint
Completion: Fall 2013