Street Murals by Noa Bornstein seen at 417 Bay Street Santa Monica, Ocean Park, Santa Monica - Dream of the Two Houses

Dream of the Two Houses

This is the original site of the mural, Dream of the Two Houses on Third Street in the Ocean Park section of Santa Monica, CA.
It was commissioned by Wellstone Inc. Architectural Associates and designed by architect, Jesse Bornstein (
The mural is 10’ x 8’, fresco pigment in Lascaux medium on water-proofed wood panel and was installed in the courtyard between the two houses. The forms of the houses inspired the mural’s theme of the two buildings’ yearning to be human. and touch. The Pacific Ocean, 3 blocks behind them to the West, swirls around their feet, in the mural., perhaps intimating progeneration between the couple.

Meet the Creator

"Sculptor and painter (focus on drawing) Noa Bornstein was born in San Rafael, California and grew up in Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Art from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her sculpture is represented in Northern California by Sculpturesite. She moved to New York City in 1986, directly from Europe after a traveling show of drawing studies for her 100' L.A. mural showed at cultural institutions in Belgium and Vienna Austria. In New York, she completd a 90' mural commission for the Harlem Rehabilitation Center in 1987. Her work developed into 3 dimensions almost suddenly after the death of her father in 1994. She has related that "perhaps it was the only sculpture that could get at the changing shape of the cloud in my father's profile." Her Duo show, "Survival of the Fittest" at P339 Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, November 2013, featured her life-size and miniature animal sculptures that were available to be touched. Bornstein's sculpture, Scapegoat, made from a bench, was available to sit on. Recent group exhibitions of drawings include "Discourse on Drawing, International Contemporary Drawing", at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, 2017."

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