L.A. STREET ART REVISITED: THIS IS NOW.

“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.”
Sylvia Plath

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22mar14. Los Angeles, CA.

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L.A. STREET ART REVISITED: LIVE FULLY

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
Mark Twain

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22mar14. Los Angeles, CA.

L.A. IMAGES: PEOPLE ARE AFRAID…

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”
Jim Morrison

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22mar14. Los Angeles, CA.

L.A. STREET ART: LENIN

An excerpt from Fairfax by Night online: http://www.fairfaxbynight.com/lenin-sculpture-at-ace-museum-on-la-brea-ave/

A work of the Gao Brothers from China, the Lenin Sculpture is another piece in their progression of provocative art. The artists have included several elements that show this controversial figure in a new light for the world of art. With a vivid chrome finish, the metal sculpture is constructed from horizontal sections that were purposefully staggered to make up this very thought provoking likeness of ruthless Russian dictator Vladimir Lenin. As such a well know person, the artists’ decision to give his face a chrome finish takes the focus away from Lenin, and to the sculpture’s context by allowing the reflections to highlight the immediate surroundings instead of Lenin in an appropriately demeaning fashion. The staggered sections represent his broken and destructive legacy that brought so much turmoil to Russia. Atop is a very playful inclusion of baby holding a balance stick on top of Lenin’s protruding head, as if walking a tight rope of his disastrous and risky Marxist ideals.

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22mar14. Los Angeles, CA.