Art that Stares, Spits and Screams at You

November 19, 2014 12:24 AM

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One of the most amazing and original landmarks that we Angelenos are rightfully proud of is the Watts Towers, built by Italian immigrant construction worker Simon Rodia. Rodia spent decades using broken bottles, ceramic tiles, and what have you, to make these Towers connect with the blue skies and touch our grateful hearts.

Last Saturday, I went there with a group of friends, some of who had never been there before. We all marveled at Rodia's persistence and perseverance, the humbleness of his materials, as well as his great vision, inspired by gothic architecture of Old Europe.

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