Comment posted June 12, 2010 regarding Strother Martin Monument 1971 (1 reply)
Your murals are part of my daily visual experience en route from Glendale to Culver City and back again. I am saddened to see the destruction of the LA Marathon mural on the 5 fwy. Why would the graffiti-ists choose to destroy the artwork with the wall is blank on either side of your murals from many, many yards? This infuriates me. On the other hand, I still get to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of your LA Orchestra mural while I sit on the 110 fwy home. I feel like I know them, it still is very much appreciated and recognizable. It is our public loss that LA has outlawed murals. There will be a soon be a young generation who will not understand what a mural is…was.
I am glad to see you on Open Museum.
Thank you Eleana. I have plans to paint giant people not necessarily outdoors but may also now have a way to protect future exterior giants. I’ve talked with Ed Moses, Laddie Dill and Lynn (for Ed) Kienholz and also want to paint Robert Irwin but haven’t talked with him yet. At the moment I’m close to repainting “The Freeway Lady”, from the 1974 Hollywood Freeway, onto a building at LA Valley College. We met at a 40’ wall there yesterday that is better than the original. She will face Fulton Ave on the west side of campus. Everyone seems excited including architect Steven Ehrlich who is doing some of his great work there.