Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Can We All Just Get Along?

I did this collage back in 2006 after finding an old LA County Thomas Bros. map for $1 at a yard sale.  I thought that despite our claim of a diverse Los Angeles, we, as a whole are still segregated demographically and economically who live in neighboring cities.  This completed collage (shown above) was about 3 ft x 10 ft but over time, the glue I ended up using didn't last too long and soon enough, my notional neighborhoods fell apart.  In general, only a true Angeleno will fully understand the pairings I did.  I titled the piece "Lost Angeles (Can We All Just Get Along?)"
 The neighborhoods of Bel Air, Temple City and some unincorporated parts of LA County.
 The neighborhoods of Bradbury, Baldwin Hills, San Pedro and El Monte.
 The neighborhoods of Montebello, Brentwood, La Habra and Inglewood.
Since El Segundo always had this long-standing issues with LAX, I thought it might be fun to put more airport (add Palmdale Airport) around them and replace the their coastal access with the city of Rosemead.
 The neighborhoods of Sierra Madre, Hawthorne and Hollywood.
 The neighborhoods of North Hollywood, La Canada Flintridge and East LA (Boyle Heights).
 The neighborhoods of Manhattan Beach, just west of Northridge and north of Lynwood.
The city of San Marino bordered by the cities of Maywood and Huntington Park.

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