Following our $60 million renovation, an existing 40-foot sculptural mural by renowned Orange County Los Angeles artist Dora De Larios, has taken on a new prominence when surrounded by the darker, earthier tones of the new Hilton Anaheim lobby (right side of the picture).
De Larios is one of America’s leading clay artists, with an impressive list of accomplishments ranging from place settings for the White House to a grand cement wall sculpture in Nagoya, Japan. Her diverse architectural works include a 6’x30′ blue porcelain seascape for the Montage Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach; a 36’x20′ monolith in cast cement, tile and textured bronze in Pasadena’s Villa Park entitled “Home to Quetzalcoatl”; and three “Koi Goddesses” in the fountains of downtown L.A.’s Westin Bonaventure Hotel.
According to her website: “Though her art shows definite influences of her Mexican heritage, those who have been collecting her work for decades are just as likely to describe the figurative works as Asian, African or Greek. Her studies of world religions and ancient art at USC, her travels around the world and her upbringing in ethnically diverse Los Angeles account for the unique cross-cultural influences on her artwork.”