June 14, 2017

Mini in the Mail #68: "From Pillar to Post"

"From Pillar to Post," 5x5in., oil on masonite

It's hard to describe but L.A. doesn't have so much the kind of grimy, organic urbanscapes you get in places where people have trod for centuries and held on to their pasts, but it does have wildly clean lines and geometries that look like diagrams in math textbooks.

While I think of the north and the east of the North American continent as drenched in water and mouldy, constantly shifting from the freeze-thaw cycle, a little funky smelling, and lit up gothically, the southwest is kiln dried, UVed clean, odourless (except for the plants when you disturb them), light, and lit up like a film set.

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