AltaMed

<h5>Ofrendas, Section #1: Tai chi dancers and the longevity symbol</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #2, B-boys in front of African American quilts</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #3, Mexican folkloric dancer</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #4, Aztec dance to Tlaloc, keeper of the rain</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #5, Learning about the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #6, Boy carrying dog while hearing about the Three Sisters</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #7, The Three sisters - corn, beans, & squash</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #8, Medicinal aloe vera plants and hummingbirds</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #9, Papaya tree and aloe vera plants</h5> <h5>Ofrendas, Section #10, Offering fruit from the home garden</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #11, Chicano muralist</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #12, Los Angeles Filmmaker</h5><h5>Ofrendas, Section #13, Banderitas/tissue paper cutouts<h5> <h5>Ofrenda, Section #14, Construction worker</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5><h5>Ofrenda</h5>

 

Ofrendas


In 2010, AltaMed, a medical organization in Los Angeles, California commissioned Carmen Lomas Garza to create the designs for Ofrendas  (offerings), a sculptural fence for the roof top terrace of their new headquarters. The metal cutout fence is 72 feet long, 6 feet high, in 14 sections made of 3/16 inch steel, laser cut and powder coated black. Behind each section is a sheet of frosted glass installed 3 inches back from the cutout; the frosted glass is backlit at night.