Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

A home for art outdoors blossoms at the Bowtie Parcel. I love pieces like this that touch on so many themes: family, belonging, and migrations, among many. 

Text and photos by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Drew Tewksbury
Published: 04 March 2015, Artbound

On a rare chilly, cloudy day in Los Angeles, the Bowtie parcel can become a daunting place to be. Stormy and cloudy, the unmarked paths are awash in green and a tinge of purple, thanks to the persistent purple needlegrass that has sprouted over the winter season. But in this wild land, where an occasional Metrolink train thunders past and the Los Angeles River rushes, a comforting glimpse of home can be found.

Built over the course of January and finished this February, Con/Safos or C/S is meant to be an oasis where artists and visitors can come and contemplate the intersections of art and life that exist in Los Angeles. The project is a part of an on-going collaboration between arts organization Clockshop and California State Parks turning the Bowtie parcel into a surprising location for a series of art installations and interventions. [read more]


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