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ABOUT ME My name is Ana Rodriguez and I’m the artist working with the Sanchez family to redesign their exterior fence. I grew up in the city of Maywood, CA. Maywood is a small city surrounded by the cities of Vernon and Commerce. You’ll find Farmer Johns, Mojave spices, Sara Lee Bakery, chemical plants, plastic […]
La Serpiente (en F8) Prologue Of all the projects in the near half dozen collaborative renovations sponsored by Watts House Project it was artist Raul Curiel’s mosaic bench and planter that was most inspirational to us at the beginning of the design process. For it seemed that the humble, colorful piece of street furniture – […]
Mediation As we’ve embarked on this journey with Watts House Project, we’ve been struck by an amazing intersection of the homeowner to the public through the process of engaging with the design team made up of architects, artists and builders. The ability to bring these constituents together in a common effort to improve a space […]
The Virtual Redevelopment Project In March I was asked by our Board Chair and Executive Director to serve as project manager for the first two pilot homes as part of the Virtual Redevelopment Project (VRD). I’m excited about this new endeavor for a couple reasons: it’s an opportunity to collaborate with new residents (and possibly […]
Renewing the Platform, revitalizing community (December 1, 2012) In late 2011, WHP received a grant from ArtPlace and the Graham Foundation to rehabilitate the Platform so that it could be put into productive use for the community. The Platform, known as WHP’s headquarters and community hub, is undergoing a transformation to rebuild this 100-year-old property […]
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