One of the things I noticed most during my visit to the US was the prolific amount of street art. I’m not talking a random tag or something dodgy; these were beautiful works of art on the sides of buildings in Miami, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
In each city I visited, I set aside time to see which pieces I could find, intentionally and unintentionally. It was like my own urban treasure hunt and, when I was in LA, the Wings by artist Colette Miller were my holy grail.
Now scattered throughout LA and in cities around the world, Miller’s Wings are a perfect reminder of the angelic within us all–especially in the city of Angels.
They were designed for people to stand in front of them for photos; one set even had a plastic milk crate left under they for those of us who are vertically challenged!
I made it my mission to find at least one set of Miller’s wings while I was in Los Angeles; I did some Googling, found one location and headed in that direction only to find the roller door they’re on (at the Regent Theatre, 448 S Main St) had been put up for the day.
With the help of Google maps, I then made my way to the Arts District on foot.
It’s about a 30 minute walk from where I was staying at The Standard Downtown LA and I did pass through some very shady areas which had been cursing Google because I thought I’d be mugged, but then I popped out in an area filled with cool cafes, shops and even a brewery!
Here are some of my favourite street art pieces from Los Angeles:
If you’d like to see more photos from my trip, including more street art pieces, pop over to my Instagram account, @brookefalvey and keep an eye out for my upcoming post on how to spend 48 hours in Downtown LA.