The last time I featured a less-than-lovely mosaic, I wrote that not all mosaics are works of art. What shall I say now? Shall I compare it to an autumn day?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and truthfully, this design on the exterior of Marukai Market in Gardena, at Western and Artesia, is a lot prettier than plain beige paint. I see a sky and orange clouds--a not-too-unusual image when looking west at sunset or east (since the sky beyond is in the east) at dawn.
This Marukai Forum (as opposed to Marukai's other Gardena store, Marukai Pacific on Redondo Beach Blvd.) opened in 1996.