Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mural "Lady of DTLA" finally finished

Los Angeles artist Robert Vargas has been working on a mural for the Gallery Row district of downtown L.A. for the last two weeks, and yours truly has been documenting the whole thing.

We'll be publishing a book detailing the whole soup-to-nuts shortly. In the meantime, there are a bunch of images of the process on my Facebook page.

Also, too, a big shout-out to Isabel Rojas-Williams of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles for her invaluable assistance.

Keep your eyes on this space.

Monday, July 1, 2013

In Memorium

About two weeks ago, there was a collision between a tow truck and a Metro bus on the corner of 5th and Broadway, which also took out the front of a 7-11 store a block from my apartment. Tragically, the bus driver was killed. 

The boarded-up front of the convenience store became an impromptu memorial site, with many of the Metro bus' regular riders paying their respects to their favorite driver with signage, flowers and candles. As of this morning, the street department removed all of it, but I managed to take a few images before the clean-up.