A new sculpture in bronze titled “Embodied” was installed on Oct. 24 at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles.
The figure, created by Los Angeles artist Alison Saar, exemplifies the spirit and values of justice represented in the roles of District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department, the tenants of the recently renovated Hall of Justice.
“The installation of our new ‘Lady of Justice’ offers another opportunity to reaffirm LADA’s mission to protect the community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims’ rights,” District Attorney Jackie Lacey said. “This iconic symbol will remind visitors that the Hall of Justice is a place where prosecutors are dedicated to seeking justice for all.”
“Embodied” stands 12 feet tall and depicts a woman holding a book of law in her right hand and a dove taking flight from her raised left hand. Saar has said the contrast shows the woman weighing and balancing the book of law and equating it to freedom and peace.
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