Saturday, January 9, 2010

LA Murals for Hand / Pink (2 Things Challenge)

Touching Art, Old Torrance, CA - November, 2009

6 LA Artists
Kent Twitchell, 1979
1220 Engracia Avenue (close to Torrance Blvd and Cabrillo) on the side wall of the State of CA Employment Development Department building. Sponsored by the Office of the State Architect/CAC. Acrilyc, 20' x 110'.
The mural portrays LA muralists, all graduates of Otis Art Institute as was Mr. Twitchell:
Marta Chaffee Stang (shown below), Alonzo Davis, Paul Czirban, Oliver Nowlin, Eloy Torrez, Waynna Kato.


Join the weekly 2 Things Challenge hosted by Larry at Eeyores Ramblins. Click the link for Larry's delightful Hand/Pink entry.

14 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

The first picture is precious, you've enhanced the original mural art through the picture!
God bless you!
Cezar

Cafe Observer said...

Xcellent post, nT!
So many pics? I'm becoming a bad influence in your blog life.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Elroy was so young and sporting an afro too! wow

Good choice to show the close up of the hands. One, because of the narrative it sets up and Two, it gives the viewer insight into Kent's technique. This paint by numbers application (before the use of photoshop filters) and on such a large scale.....really, I don't know how he does it

btw: you do a great job photographing art

brattcat said...

Love that top image!!!

Petrea said...

Very imaginative, Tash. Nicely done.

Vicki said...

The top photo is especially beautiful. Really touching.

Janet M Kincaid said...

Nice choice! I like it. And what a cool mural.

Rob said...

wow, nice murals! dang,I forgot about 2 things challenge this week.

Bibi said...

Whoops, missed this posting until today. GREAT mural!! Like the second photo especially.

Maya said...

The hand touching hand shot is perfect! I love it!

Eeyore said...

Nice entry. Real/Art, Art/Real. Great job.

Debi said...

Came here via 2 Things Challenge.

Wonderful interpretation of the challenge, plus what cool photos!

Vivian said...

Really clever photos! I love the little hand touching the art hand....at first you can't tell just what's real and what's art and then you realize it's both all in one photo! Next 2 pictures are cool also....very nice and perfect for 2 thing challenge!

Paula said...

Where are PA and Mr V? This is an outrage!!!!

Love the shots and the bebeh feets as well. Sooooo sweet!