First, let me get your attention ...
|Artists Sebastien Walker and Love Annie (aka Annie Preece), Unicorn and Gnome Scene, paint on panel (detail).|
OK, gotta circuitously work my way back to the above piece, keeping up the pretense that I restrict myself to pictures of East Hollywood on Thursdays ...
Hey there! Remember this?
|Artist Sebastien Walker, Dinosaur Cowboy, paint on stucco.|
If not, I posted it on Monday, March 23, 2015. This piece is firmly ensconced in my East Hollywood bailiwick, in an alley on off Heliotrope and Melrose, in "Hell-Mel." Well, I was walking that way a couple months ago and noticed that it got painted over somewhat; this happens to street art all the time so it's not considered a crime or a travesty--if you want permanence you need to work on canvas and/or panels and put things into museums or galleries or walls in airports and corporate offices.
Here it is as of a few days ago:
|Artists Sebastien Walker and Bushnicki Bill, Dino-Rider Name-Wheels Mashup, paint on stucco.|
The cell phone-using cowboy is still there, along with the hint of his original dino-steeed, but another artist, Bushniki Bill, has deigned to update his mode of transport to what seems vaguely like a motorcycle made of a word. This is a great example of how this kind of work evolves from one artist to the next over time.
Is this an improvement? I haven't decided yet, but it certainly turns it into more of a production than the simple illustration that it was before. Here are details to the left and right showing more.
Well, anywayz, I recognized the name Sebastien Walker when I was shooting street art over by Fairfax and Melrose last week. I love this mural and now by way of sharing more of this Hell-Mel artist, I'm introducing this one:
|Unicorn and Gnome Scene (see above).|
|Here's the context shot.|
The credit there to Love Annie is someone you can find (along with this mural) just by Googling her and finding the website of Annie Preece. I am pleased present this collaborative work today. At least one of them works in East Holly. If you happen by this one, get out of the car and get a good look at it. It's fun and you can't help but smile.
AND NOW BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED SEASCAPE!
Today's sky has an almost sweet-candy kind of feel to me today. However, you turn to the cloud-covered sun and the scene turns bronze:
Weird, right? It's not like you're even looking at the same sky. Bus broke down on the way to work today, so I got off hopped the next one which ended at Sepulveda. While then hoofin' and huffin' it to the next Rapid stop I found two backlit, massive fig trees on the corner which I wanted to capture.
Hope you made it work on time, because I sure didn't.
Have a great Thursday.