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January 2010

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 The Local Saint

Wilshire Boulevard runs from downtown Los Angeles west to where it ends at the Pacific, in Santa Monica. It stops abruptly at the bluffs. The Pacific is right there, far below. And Saint Monica is right there too, with her back to the Pacific.

Saint Monica, 1934, Public Works of Art Project, Wilshire and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica
Saint Monica, 1934, Public Works of Art Project, Wilshire and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica
Saint Monica, 1934, Public Works of Art Project, Wilshire and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

The sculpture is from 1934 Millard Sheets worked with Edward Bruce to hire artists for the Public Works of Art Project, a New Deal effort to keep people working, even artists, as any work would do. So this was a Stimulus Project from the last time we were in deep, deep trouble. Of course this time around no one is suggesting public arts projects. That's too bad.

Saint Monica, 1934, Public Works of Art Project, Wilshire and Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

The First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

Banner at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, Second Street and Wilshire Boulevard

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Technical Note:

These photographs were taken with a Nikon D200 the lenses used were AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or AF Nikkor 70-300 mm telephoto.  The high-resolution photography here was modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software.

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