Saturday, June 22, 2013
watercolor on paper, 2012
9" x 12" (22.86cm x 30.48cm)
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This is the first in an intended series although I sometimes get so busy that some series don't go past 2 or 3, we'll see.
The old Long Beach (California) Press Telegram building as seen from the backside.
The end of an era and a local newspaper, at least as newspapers once were. At one time the four story building housed the entire news operation, including the presses which could be seen at street level.
This building is being refurbished, opened up and gutted like a fish. It is urban renewal. It is not getting knocked down but certainly has been, the last few years, and currently is a shell of its former self.
On the left is the former, being removed, deleted and swallowed by the dumpster. On the right is the revamping as shown by the machinery at the ready and the slung ropes. Right in the middle, the transition, the pile I intentionally shaped like a dead fish. The holes punched in the side of the building painted nearly black like hollow lifeless eye sockets.229
Other similar themes of Long Beach California urban renewal here, here and here.
One from San Pedro California here.
Two from Oceanside California here and here.