Celestial Source Fountain, Los Angeles Grand Hope Park, 1993
Spine of the Earth 1980
Stellar Suspension 2008
Stellar Axis: Antarctica, Installation View, 2006
Lita Albuquerque was born in Santa Monica, California but then moved overseas and was raised in Tunisia and France. She received her BFA at UCLA. A lot of her pieces are large scale interactions that force the viewer to explore themes like the cosmos and connectivity by placing the viewer in outlandish environments and inserting familiar objects. This connection with the environment opens up a world of possibilities. Some of her pieces like Beekeeper eliminate the pure nature of the subject and replace it with a surreal and white-noise like appearance. Lita has been a faculty member of the Art Center College of Design near Pasadena, CA for the past twenty years.