Mural Intervention: No. 34/ Boyle Heights stashaway


No. 34/ Boyle Heights stashaway [2007]

Housepaint and spraypaint on cinderblock.


Painted in the summer of 2007, this piece is located behind a brownstone apartment complex in Boyle Heights, basically my backyard at the time. The wall was  virgin cinderblock with chicken scratch chalk markings and a few mosquito bites from the local youth. As is usually the case, I asked no ones permission to paint this Softblock mural, it just had to be done. A selection of earth red/orange and burnt browns were chosen to play off of the natural brick framing the long narrow yard.  The local families enjoyed watching it come about and appreciated the gesture.