• On Your Mark On Your Mark
  • Portrait Portrait
  • Portrait Portrait
  • Portrait Portrait
  • Portrait Portrait
  • Kids Painting Kids Painting
  • Photo Source Photo Source
  • Drawing Figures Drawing Figures
  • Portrait Laid Over Portrait Laid Over
  • Under Glazing Figures Under Glazing Figures
  • Color Grid Color Grid
  • Grid Arrangement Grid Arrangement
  • Installation of the Tiles Installation of the Tiles

Lucy Blake-Elahi

City of Inglewood


Painted ceramic tiles

On Your Mark is a ceramic tile mural created by students from the Harry A. Mier Center under the supervision of artist Lucy Blake-Elahi. Blake-Elahi worked with Ability First, the group of developmentally disabled children and adults, whose ages ranged from six to 24 years old.  She asked group members to make drawings and paintings, which inspired the artist’s background drawing. Four main portraits visible in the mural represent a member of the diverse age groups of the individuals who worked on the project.

Blake-Elahi’s approach succeeded in creating a vibrant piece of art that leaves a vivid mark on the community of Inglewood. It was one of the half dozen murals commissioned as part of the Inglewood Cultural Arts Project.