My last LA Quiz featured a mural by Colette Miller- one of her Global Angel Wings Project paintings. Since her project’s inception (2012) paintings of angel wings have proliferated not only throughout Southern California, but to other countries as well.
The photo for the quiz featured a very recent addition to Colette Miller’s project located downtown LA at the intersection of Eighth and Hope. The enthusiasm for the angel wings surprised me. Well, of course, who can resist being titled a Goddess in a city of Angeles? It took me a while to get a clear photo. Couples continually dashed to pose in front of the wings before I could get focused. (Okay- so I was across the street and also had to let traffic get out of the way.)
We all have a camera in our pockets so I could appreciate why the urge to point and click immediately struck so many couples. The sudden zeal to have a sweet-heart pose under the declaration of You are a goddess…seem overwhelming. Some couples even tried selfies, although I’m pretty sure the message got lost. If you’re interested and want to learn more about the Global Angel Wings Project or find Colette Miller’s angel wing murals, (especially to see if there’s one in your neighborhood) check out her site: colettemiller.com/angelwings . Now, go find some angle wings-and strike pose. A map to the Eighth and Hope mural is below.
Oh yes, I hope you noticed that the angel wing mural at Eighth and Hope had a nice message accompanying it. The commission for this painting included the words of inspiration by LA’s street artist, WRDSMTH. If you’re not acquainted with his work, here’s an article that features him and discusses a day in his life, as well as a sample of his work: www.citizine.tv/article/my-city-wrdsmth. His works inspire and uplift.
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The Next LA QUIZ
Well, are you ready for my next LA Quiz? Take a look at the photo above. I’m sure you recognize the mural? And the name of the artist happens to be…oh, oh, right on the tip of your tongue. The name will be the easy part of this quiz. Besides naming the artist of the mural see if you can find out where it is located. The location isn’t where you think it should be. So, I’ll give you a couple of hints: The circus? No. The zoo? No. Okay, here’s another hint. Unfortunately a huge area in front of the mural was fenced off and I had to poke my lens through a chain-linked fence. Construction was happening right in front of the mural. Uh, good luck. 1
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Here are Previous LA Quizzes
If you love to meander around the city like I do, you’re probably familiar with the many popular and famous places I’ve featured in these quizzes. So, here’s a chance for you to test your knowledge of Los Angeles. Take a look at my earlier posts and see if you can identify either what or where is the featured item in each post. The posts are in chronological order from the oldest leading to the newest. Start at the top of the list. The answer to each quiz will be in the following post. Then gather up the family and go have a fun time visiting these interesting places. Enjoy LA and have fun. (1. By the way, if you’re really in a hurry, and just have to have the answer to my latest quiz regarding the lovely elephant mural above, go to my About page).
Take the LA Quiz! (Oct. 2013)
The Goddess Of Music (Jan. 2104)
Tower and Ramp Sculpture In Los Angeles (Feb, 2014)
Shoshone Sculpture On A Quiet Morning (April, 2014)
Reflections Downtown (May, 2014)
Our Famous Promontory (June, 2014)
Go Visit a Gift from Friends Across the Sea (July, 2014)
Here’s a Bit of Los Angeles History (Sept. 2014)
See the Beautiful Face? Where is She? (Oct. 2014)
The Gilmore Gas Station- It’s a Gas-A-Teria! (Dec. 2014)
Petersen Automotive Museum Says Look at Me! (Nov. 2015)
Pasadena City Hall: The Pride of Pasadena (Dec. 2015)
Claudio Ethos- Street Art in Los Angeles (Dec 31, 2015)
Welcome to Chinatown, Los Angeles (Feb. 2016)
The Eagle Rock Looms (April 2016)
Palisades Park- Santa Monica (May 2016)
El Parque de Mexico: A Nod to LA’s Heritage (June 2016)
The Broad- In the Heart of Downtown LA (Oct 2016)
Two Rodeo Drive- With a Stairway to Luxury (June 2017)
Chain Reaction (July, 2017)