Restoring Community Public Art
TILT (Together Protect The Community)
John Pitman Weber, 1976
2100 W. Division St.
Painted with the neighborhood residents, TILT (as it‘s popularly known) depicts a monumental racially mixed group of people protectively embracing their homes against a background of decorative patterns similar to old-fashioned wallpaper. While smaller figures “build” their community through work and play, others fend off drugs, vandalism, gangs, absentee landlords, real estate speculators, unemployment and freeways – all of which threaten the quality of life. These dark tilted images on the north half are meant to be seen only by the local audience; eastbound traffic on Fullerton sees only the positive harmonious images.