Balloons of Hollywood
This week’s contribution comes from noted artist, and Greater and Grander contributor, Ricardo Tomasz.
Art adds unique color to our streets and beautifies our communities. That’s why Los Angeles District 4 councilmember, David Ryu, announced his groundbreaking Utility Box Art Program in November 2017 to improve Los Angeles neighborhoods while supporting local artists. This program sponsors local artists to turn blank utility boxes into stunning works of public art.
While the program has been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the program has recently reopened, and one of its first completed junction boxes, post-pandemic, is Greater & Grander’s own, Ricardo Tomasz.
Located at the intersection of Cahuenga Blvd. and Pilgrimage Bridge, Ricardo Tomasz has completed his work, “Balloons of Hollywood” which was inspired by noted street artist, Banksy, and is located at the 101-South offramp on Cahuenga Blvd, right near the Hollywood Bowl.