L.A. Eco-Village’s new intersection repair mural – finished mural photos: Joe LintonThanks to the hard work of lots of local residents and many people in town for Bike!Bike!, last weekend the community repainted the L.A. Eco-Village street mural at the intersection of Bimini Place and White House Place.
The street painting is inspired by a group called City Repair from Portland Oregon. They do intersection repair murals as part of to make crossroads places where people come together.
Eco-Village has done earlier intersection repair murals three times: in 2011 and 2009 and circa 2006. The mural gradually wears away and after a half-dozen years needs repainting. Lately the city has resurfaced the local streets, erasing worn murals.
The new design includes lots of creatures – many of which live in this neighborhood now, or lived here before – riding bicycles. The central figure is a unicycle-riding three-headed chicken holding up the world; it’s the creation of an artist named Rafa.
Below are some photos from last Saturday’s painting party – plus some details of the finished mural.