Thursday, July 31, 2008
The Skid Row "Operation Facelift" Mural Update
A few months ago, on this blog, the Skid Row Community Wall was seen. OG and his crew were cleaning the street and covering the once dreary wall with a fresh coat of paint that was cheery and uplifting. However the work was in the beginning stages.
Theses photos were taken last week and, as you can see, the mural is now in full bloom, becoming a complete mosaic quilt showing all facets and contributors to the community. One wall part of the wall is particularly interesting. It is the top picture where notes and messages are written much like one would see on a cast to repair a broken leg. That comparison is apropos in that the people who created the wall are the same group of people who are continually working to repair the spirits of the Skid Row community. Much thanks go out to OG, Lesley Taplin and General Jeff for their tireless efforts in improving the Skid Row community.