Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal! It was from a total stranger that I may never meet as part of a swap that involved my brother’s kidney going to a recipient all the way in Pennsylvania! This swap chain is actually kind of large and extends several patients and will keep going into March. My brother had his surgery on Wednesday February 19th and left the hospital yesterday, but of course, I’m still here. Things are going great though and I should be out by tomorrow. I will let you all know details once I have more energy. I’ve been doing a lot today (2 patient education classes, walking, washing up, and getting my urinary catheter out and subsequently getting up to urinate several times since then). Thank you all in advance for your support and I hope your kidney journey is taking a similarly easy route as mine has!
And last, but certainly not least, is the super cool collaboration between Dabs and Myla, Montreal’s 123 Klan, and the Hawaiian-raised and now Los Angeles based OG Slick! Their fun-filled cartoon styles meld together perfectly to create a sweet little vignette from something the artists like to call Rap Nation.
Words can’t even describe how much I love this beautiful rose piece by Meggs and it was such a surprise, we didn’t even know it was there! It’s my favorite Meggs piece thus far.
Moving on to the Branded Arts Complex in Culver City now. This cool little peace bunny was done by the San Diego-based Sergio Hernandez, aka Surge MDR. He has strong roots in Mexico and his body of work is heavily influenced by the hand painted advertisements that filled Tijuana during his childhood visits.
I believe this is a collaboration between FinDAC and a female artist whose name I cannot remember for the life of me. Someone please let me know if you have her name (I think it starts with Angelina). I love how they are portraying 2 strong female figures.
A piece by the lovely Miss Van. The French artist is known for her voluptuous and sensual female characters, most recently accompanied by animal aspects.
Here is mural collaboration number two between David Choe and Aryz. I love that dog by Aryz and the bright pinks and purples. David Choe painted the lady with her butt busting out of the jeans, it makes me laugh.
Here is the first of two collaborative walls by David Choe and Aryz. The male character was done by the Spanish Aryz while the female was painted by Korean-American David Choe. I love how this piece looks like a watercolor painting and the colors are super-vibrant.