Simon Rodia was born in Italy, and immgirated to California. In 1921 he moved to the small town of Watts and began working on a strange project that would consume the next thirty-four years of his life. Spending what little money he earned as a construction worker on cement and steel, he worked ni
Diana Heise’s art practice is invested in creating a free space for contemplation that lends itself to mutual understanding and the promotion of non-violence. Ms. Heise’s work has taken a variety of forms including performance, installation, photography, film, video, text, sculpture and sound.