Using water to mark 100 murder sites across LA, artist Teresa Margolles incorporated the water from that process to erect a single memorial to these victims of violence at Echo Park Lake. Our design, architectural, and engineering teams worked with Margolles to realize this structure. The work promoted a shared understanding and respect for its subjects and the individuals who’s lives were impacted by these deaths. The structure, “La Sombra” (The Shade), became a site of rest, a place of activity, and a moment of reflection for the thousands who crossed its path. “La Sombra” was a commission by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for the CURRENT:LA Water 2016 biennial.
July 16, 2016