Mama Watts

Bill Watts and Curtis Tan

Sculpture

1968

SIZE (w. 14’ x l. 8’ x h. 6’10’)

Mama Watts" was constructed by artists Bill Watts and Curtis Tan with students in the community in 1968. The design and shape of "Mama Watts" was a homage to sculptor Henry Moore. "Mama Watts" was the second public art piece aside from the Watts Towers, constructed on the WTAC Campus and was intended to be a piece with the same permanence. Since then, "Mama Watts" has become an enduring icon in the community. The current conservation and restoration of "Mama Watts" is done by artists in residence Charles Dickson.

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