So I made a reference in a recent post how I wasn't able to make it to a workshop at the MOCA. But instead, I decided not to waste time and took photos around the area.
...because you just have to be there to see things you wouldn't notice in the photos online.... Tears, blood, sweat....
The details and expression are just too amazing for words.
Heart poured through mediums?
And the cartoon. Oh, there's something in the hat?
It's a coffin! An homage to Blu, whose mural on the north MOCA wall was censored and painted over by MOCA themselves!!! I believe this mural references MOCA and others who have done similar acts against freedom of speech expressed in art.
Oooo, this'll be interesting....
I think I need to make another trip back sometime and meditate in front of this wall.
Click here to see these photos on Flickr.
Thanks to the commenter who informed me that the left side of the wall ("Cream of the Crop") was done by Dabs Myla. I do remember seeing a girl painting that side and couldn't figure out who she was after taking the photos. I may not know too much about the street art scene, but I do know that I absolutely love this wall :). Please do make a visit to it (on Traction and Rose in downtown LA) and you'll probably notice even many more little things in this mural that I didn't catch.
So I apologize for leaving out that information, and thanks to How & Nosm, and Dabs and Myla, for beautifying LA!