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Tuesday, November 20, 2007 The Palma Mural

G. Byron Peck, "Palma," 2002 - Poseidon School, 11811 West Pico Boulevard

G. Byron Peck, "Palma," 2002

Location: Poseidon School, 11811 West Pico Boulevard.  The mural is on Barrington Avenue wall.

Acrylic, 18' x 30' Sponsored by SPARC (The Social and Public Art Resource Center)

 

The central image is of an educator and represents the teaching and learning that takes place at Poseidon School. The figure is surrounded by historical landscapes related to the Pico Boulevard area, such as Japanese gardens and the California coast. There are also symbols and images of local indigenous cultures. The artist is based in Washington, DC.

G. Byron Peck, "Palma," 2002 - Poseidon School, 11811 West Pico Boulevard
G. Byron Peck, "Palma," 2002 - Poseidon School, 11811 West Pico Boulevard
G. Byron Peck, "Palma," 2002 - Poseidon School, 11811 West Pico Boulevard
G. Byron Peck, "Palma," 2002 - Poseidon School, 11811 West Pico Boulevard
G. Byron Peck, "Palma," 2002 - Poseidon School, 11811 West Pico Boulevard
G. Byron Peck, "Palma," 2002 - Poseidon School, 11811 West Pico Boulevard

Recent photos of the real thing.

G. Byron Peck, "Palma," 2002 - Poseidon School, 11811 West Pico Boulevard

The text in the book being held open by the Indian woman:

    I traveled 2000 miles to paint this mural. It is for the students of the school and the people of this community. It records my impressions of the California coast and mountains before and after development of the area. The Tongva Indian maiden holds a book with the portraits of Pio Pico and John Freemont, for whom the street was named. To her right is a view of the Japanese gardens and bean fields that once covered the area, before the houses and the studios. G. Byron Peck, 2002.

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Technical Note:

Most of these photographs were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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All text and photos, unless otherwise noted, Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 - Alan M. Pavlik