Romero pulls together a wide variety of cultural icons from the city’s history including the LA County Fair, Antique Row, the Arts Colony, the Wally Parks Motorsports Museum, and the goddess of Pomona herself.
“This is a symmetrical design which contains elements from many interesting aspects of the city of Pomona. These include: the goddess Pomona herself, orange trees from a bygone era, low-riders from the many car shows, the Ferris wheel, horse racing and farm animals from the Fairplex, the antique and art colony arches, and the Fox theater from downtown. The style of this piece is inspired by orange crate graphic labels.”
About the Artist
SONIA ROMERO is a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works out of her Northeast LA studio, She Rides the Lion. Exhibition highlights include her debut solo show at Avenue 50 Studio, a printmaking retrospective at Self Help Graphics, and the inaugural solo exhibition at the new Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College. A recent public art piece, Tierra del Sol hangs in the entry hall of the Dennis P. Zine community center in Canoga Park. Along with offering youth art workshops for the HeArt Project, she has worked with youth to complete four large-scale art installations at East LA pools for the LA County Arts Commission.