Saturday, February 15, 2014

standing on the corner

En route to the Huntington, I drive past this mural by Rafael Escamilla, who has done a number of murals around Atwater Village.  It shows a whole lot of local landmarks, plus some SoCal Missions: there's the Griffith Observatory, the Forest Lawn Memorial Building, Fletcher Drive Bridge, Van de Kamp's Bakery, the Great Heron Gate, the Red Car from the 40s and 50s, and more.  Escamilla is originally from El Salvador; he fled to Oaxaca during the war in the early 80s, and was in LA by the middle of that decade.  He's quite prolific - on canvas as well as on breeze-block walls.  Quite what the guys here are waiting for, or selling (rocks?) isn't clear, however ...

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