Cement and asphalt comprise main factions of Los Angeles’ urbanscape. Compartmentalizing dwellings to inhabitants, corresponding endless routines intertwining and flowing in simultaneous congregation. What stands apart from LA’s concrete vernacular from other major metropolitan areas is “The History of California” aka the Great Wall of Los Angeles -colloquially known as the LA river murals.
McDonald's Hamburgers fast-food chain will be turning 69 on December 12, 2017. What does this Americana approach to eating on the go say about our history and relationship to food and seizing "the dream"? I reflect on a visit back in 2016 to the 'Historic Site of the Original McDonald's' museum...as it garishly represents itself -and rightfully has the liberty to say-so. The disturbance of trying to keep the integrity of innovation family orientated submerged.
The proverbial context of "one man's trash is another man's treasure" is laced with so many indirect depictions of truth that almost all humans can relate and find identification. There are a few artists who illustrate this direct translation and run with the concept in the most unlikely of places. Case in point, Tressa “Grandma” Prisbrey's delicately constructed Bottle Village in Simi Valley, CA, where she began her passion project during the geriatrics stages of life beginning in 1956.