Hancock Park

The home’s architectural style is Spanish Colonial Revival with colorful tiles. The clients collect and appreciate modern art and furniture. The client’s sculpture they wished to display is from a contemporary Mexican artist. What came about as a result of these seemingly incompatible styles is a water feature with the sculpture appearing to kneel by a stylized representation of a riverbank, giving the sculpture context and narrative. We used high fired Talavera tiles in the water feature, mixing colors and designs in keeping with the home’s original tilework. The interior of the water feature is Mexican river rock, laid in “eddy” patterns to signify water movement and create the illusion of depth. The entire courtyard space became a useable space for entertaining by the removal of a 1980’s style pool that was never used. The sculpture is now positioned where it can be seen and appreciated from inside the house at the dining table.