Where the Sky Meets the Hills by Elsa Flores, 2002
Calabasas, California Tile Mural and Fountain
Calabasas--This tile mural next to an Albertson's
grocery store in Creekside Village Shopping Center, Calabasas,
California, features a beautiful scene depicting the native animals, flora
and fauna, including a red fox that stands gingerly by a stream in a
creation titled, "Where the Sky Meets the Hills." Created in 2002 by Elsa
Flores, it is easy to view when you stop in Calabasas for food and / or an
overnight stay at hotels located off the 101 Highway north of Los Angeles
near Simi Valley.
The mall includes sandwich shops,
Starbuckk's Coffee and McDonald's, providing a great place to stretch your
legs and grab a bite during road trips north or south.
The mural includes raised stone
surfaces and water that flows from the wall mural to a fountain where a peek
inside includes realistic shapes made by tile depicting turtles and colorful
fish swimming in the water..
The next time you are traveling on
Highway 101 not far from Pepperdine University, be sure to turn off the
Highway at Los Virgenes and travel southwest just a block or two to
Credits - Artist Assistant - Wayne
Perry; Studio assistants Max Blum, Aaron "Bud", Miles Arnay, Kady Hillseth,
Harnnah Chodos, Mayo Almaraz, Mom-E's Helpers include Vivien Fortunaso, Gina
Lobaco, Chris Billum and Jill Canon. Special thanks to Gail Goldman, Scott
Lorenz, Deborah Ann, Heather, Westrust, Laureen Maurick, Clabasas City
Council, Gina Rose, Penny Hakian, Gabi& Ruti Sabag - CS Construction of
Reseda, Luis Perez, Ivan Perez, Martin Morales, Oracio Martin, Pascual de la
Rosa, Omero Flores, Gina Diaz and Ray Rubalcava.