Biddy Mason: Time and Place, (sculpture)

Save Outdoor Sculpture, California survey, 1995.
Heritage Preservation SOS! survey of NEA Art in Public Places funded sculpture, 2002.
Summary
A long black concrete wall of a parking garage, divided into segments. Each segment represents a decade between 1810 and 1890, the life span of Biddy Mason. Each segment contains a sentence in raised lettering which indicates the significant events of its decade. Incised images appear throughout, including wagon wheels, a fence, a medical bag and supplies, and shrubbery. Photographs and documents appear throughout as well.
Topic
Portrait female--Bust
Architecture--Detail--Wall
Occupation--Medicine--Nurse
Ethnic
History--United States--Black History
Object--Art Object--Photograph
Object--Written Matter--Letter
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
sculptor
de Bretteville, Sheila Levrant 1940-
contractor
John Hogue Construction
Subject
Mason, Biddy
Medium
Concrete wall with plaques, text and photographs
Commissioned 1989. Dedicated 1991
Owner/Location
Administered by City of Los Angeles Art Program 354 South Spring Street, 7th floor Los Angeles California 90013
Located Biddy Mason Park Broadway Spring Center Garage 331 South Spring Street Los Angeles California
Type
Sculptures-Mural
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Control number
IAS CA000447
Culture
African American
Geographic Location
34.05570059, -118.2420037