Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Malibu morning picture of the day - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Dear Family, Friends, and Gentle Readers,

I was going to give you more of the teapot mural as part of our "Out of Bounds Gallery,"  but instead I'm shifting focus over a few streets in North Hollywood to give you another Noho picture ... just because I want to.

Artists Levi Ponce et al, Soliloquy, paint on East San Fernando Valley furniture store.

This very theatrical work is appropriately in the Noho Arts District, just south of the Noho Red Line Station on Lankershim. It decorates the side of furniture store, one of many that abound in North Hollywood.

This work is unusual in that it has a name and it is painted along with its artist and contributors alongside.

Here's the context shot.

If you've traveled up Lankershim, this definitely catches your eye. It's such a flamboyant piece sitting within a very drab, mundane landscape. I hope you'll pardon the odd, distorted angle. I wasn't planning on taking this shot and as you can see, it was blocked by cars and you can only see it full head on through a chain link fence. For some reason it makes me think of Gone with the Wind meets Hamlet.

Anyhow, if you've been contemplating beauty, death, futility, and suicide lately, this might be the mural for you. And you can pick up a cheap futon while you're there...

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It's Tuesday on the coast and again, we've got early morning clouds. You cannot see across the bay to Torrance and PV today.

So far it's shaping up to be a mild summer in the Southland. But we've got months left to go. We'll see about that...

Gotta go kids. See you tomorrow, unless my partner in the Danse Macabre has got me on her dance card before then. Why so morbid? I guess we're all thinking about death this last week, but thousands die every week. Funny thing eh? Those seven American deaths? They are almost like art.


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