La Ballona

La Ballona
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May Sun's artwork (incorporated into the Heritage Fountain located in the City Hall's courtyard) commemorates Ballona Creek and the region's native inhabitants -- the Gabrielinos (Tongva). The artwork includes a cluster of six oversized charm stone and effigy sculptures, replica stainless steel fishing hooks affixed to the floor of the fountain, and historic photographs of Ballona Creek etched into the stainless steel plates embedded in the brick spillways. The spillways are constructed from materials reclaimed from the former City Hall building, and the overall installation references an archaeological site.

Celebrating the region's history, La Ballona combines natural and sculptural elements in a refreshing blend of movement and mystery.

May Sun lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Among her local commissions is Listening for the Trains to Come (1992) at Union Station.


City Hall - Courtyard

9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City 90232  View Map

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