Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Whether we like it or not, the entertainment industry seeps into a lot of L.A.'s culture. It's fascinating how even this sculpture piece has hints of entertainment about it. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 13 Sept 2012, KCET

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While some might see the wing walls of Glendale's historic flood gates as looming pieces of concrete, artist Robert Rossoff saw a canvas--not for paint, but innovation.

A pre-visualization artist and a painter by trade, Rossoff took his experience working on films such as "Shrek 2," "Shrek 3," "Madagascar," "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," and "Alice in Wonderland," and channeled them into animating this intimidating piece of land along the Los Angeles River in Glendale as part of the nearly half-mile Glendale Narrows Riverwalk project due to open this fall. [read more]


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