Top – L.A. Plays Itself, colored pencil on paper, 48″ x 84″, 2015 Bottom – LLYWOOD, colored pencil on paper, 36″ x 60″, 2015 Both drawings are currently in an exhibit titled Witty and Urbane located at the Fellows of Contemporary Art in Chinatown.
Drove down Pico from Santa Monica all the way to Alvarado yesterday. Saw some great signs along the way and so much great architecture. You never know what will be gone tomorrow so I took what pictures I could.
Top, storefront for sale in East Los Angeles Bottom, Margaret Kilgallen quote
I’ve been spending a lot of time on MLS just looking at L.A. bungalows. So many amazing photos.
U.S.C (Urban Swarm Contemplated), colored pencil on paper, 4’ x 6’, 2014 I’ve been neglectful of this space. I spent the last part of 2014 working on this commission.
Took a trip up north this week and happened to drive by the grammar school me, my brother, sister, niece and nephew attended K-5th grade. My mom worked there as a kindergarten aide too. It recently closed for a year or two and is now re-opening as a school for children with disabilities. The doors […]
“Pools”, colored pencil on paper, 8.5" X 36", 2014
My friend Gerard took this one on our recent flight. I learned to drive in L.A. and my first regular commute was going up and down the 405 from the Getty to Long Beach. I hated it especially those foggy mornings where I couldn’t see 10 feet forward yet everyone is still going 70. But […]
Van Nuys, 23" x 55", colored pencil on paper, 2013
Doing some research for a potential public art project took me deep into the valley where there are still some pretty amazing Art Deco buildings. I love the font on the door handles.
Freeway On and Off Ramps, 18" x 24", colored pencil on paper, 2013
Santa Monica (Streetsweep), colored pencil on paper, 12" x31", 2012
Houses, 5" x 15", colored pencil on paper, 2013
Night City, colored pencil on paper, 6" x 15.5", 2012 Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night. -Rupert Brooke
This beautiful video is made by artist Jason Mitcham. He created it by making thousands of tiny alterations on one painting. Such an American sensibility, where the land itself is an actual cash crop made to develop and bulldoze, rinse, repeat. via Beautiful Decay (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)
Whenever I walk by this house, it makes me happy.
Roller Coaster, gouache and colored pencil on paper, 2’ x 4’ (ish), 2011
Mall, colored pencil on paper, 8" x 11", 2006
Citified, colored pencil on paper, 5.25" x 7", 2012
Areaness, colored pencil on paper, 5.25" x 7", 2012
nickoftimela: Downtown LA’s newest skyscraper, coming in 2017. Is this going to be larger than Library Tower aka The Tallest Building On The West Coast? I need more info!
foreignliaison: Grand Central Station could get a elevated observation hoop This would be so amazing. You could go for a run.
ryanpanos: When Architecture Meets Jell-O I love how colorfully disastrous it all is.
Blue Skies L.A., colored pencil on paper, 26" x 27", 2012
Sunset at Descanso, colored pencil on paper, 22" x 30", 2012 In Spanish Descanso means at ease, BTW.
So much great stuff to see on Tumblr. Credit where credit is due, of course. Building in London via Polychroniadis Berlin subway via Elforo Shanghai via RyanPanos Sliver of green via GentlemanBastard Model via Sentimetalboy Neon city via Noirlac Puerto Rico via Sofiatortilla Tightrope walker via I can’t remember (sorry!)
Took a walk around the neighborhood. Someone told me that there’s an old law that says you don’t need a building permit to build a barn in Highland Park. I have no idea if that’s true. Love that window so much. This too. Future home of Ba Restaurant. Drum set at Future Music. Why haven’t […]
From Curbed L.A.: -For anyone who actually thought that Frank Gehry got the idea for Disney Hall from a crumpled-up piece of paper, the starchitect put the idea to rest on Fahreed Zakaria’s show GPS this weekend. But he also said that The Simpsons joke has led to cheapo attempts at commissions: “Everybody thinks I’m […]
Building in the most expensive city in the world. The photo is from an interesting blog called Africa: What they never Show You. Check it. Top 5 Most Expensive Cities in the World. Luanda, Angola (1st) Tokyo, Japan (2nd) N’Djamena, Chad (3rd) Moscow, Russia (4th) Geneva, Switzerland (5th) Los Angeles […]
Sustainable cities collective blogger Geoff Manaugh (who is also a contributor to this new book) discusses the book No More Play – Conversations on Urban Speculation in Los Angeles and Beyond. It’s basically a book by an architecture firm about the context in which their projects exist. The discussion is played out through interviews with […]