By Roderick Sykes
St. Elmo Village
4830 St. Elmo Drive
Los Angeles, California
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Roderick Sykes has been involved in local community arts since 1970. he is the co-founder of St. Elmo Village, a neighborhood-based arts center in the mid-Wilshire are.
ABOUT THE MURAL
The mural depicts three faces, that of an African-American, an Asiana-American and a Latino, meant as a celebration of the ethnic diversity in Los Angeles. It emphasizes the importance of literacy, creativity and the role of the community in education.
Whitewashed by CalTrans after 90 day notification to artist to remove graffiti.
Roderick Sykes standing in front of the stretched print.