Dear Shaded Viewers,
I got to see the LA that you will not find in the WALLPAPER guide. The first stop on the tour with Rigo Maldonado was the Self Help Graphics and Art Center to see the preparations for the day of the dead.
A tribute to James Brown and a visit to the Watts Tower
Sandy Rodriguez’s “Please, Please, Please Don’t Go” Day of the Dead Exhibition. All of the shoes used for this piece were handmade by Lisa Case and Armando H. Torres.
A visit to the Watts tower
You can see the creator of the Watts Tower in the black and white image. He was 4’10” and built the tower without machines, he only used his hands, no scaffolding and he devoted 34 years of his life to create something that would make him famous and that would be for the good of others to enjoy. He was still building the tower at the age of 76. Then he left it and disappeared.
Did you know that one way to keep insects away from trees is to hang a bag of water?
Any of these dresses can be made to order for 450$, the price includes 2 fittings. It’s a huge business in downtown LA.
I ended my day with a lovely birthday dinner with Cameron Silver and Jeff Snyder at the R23. I forgot to take any photos, it is too bad because after dinner I had a quick visit to their lovely home designed by the Austrian architect, Rudolf M. Shindler.