FIELD NOTES: This cartoon-like curvy female form with curvier eye-lashes seen on the side of this arts district organic hydroponic supercenter reads like an ad, except for those who know Sand-One, the street artist from East Los Angeles who developed her form of street animation-feminism to infiltrate a male-dominated graffiti scene. To clarify though, it’s not graffiti, said the artist in a previous interview. It’s chick urban street art. With the release of “Big Eyes” there may be temptation to connect with the children’s portraits of Margaret Keane. Rather, the young twenty-something Sand One characters are not an army of passive innocence, or a caricature of girl power. It about how showing paint can portray street smarts through figures and faces. And it reflects the artist’s own vibrant, and very present personality.
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.