Thursday, August 30, 2012
LA WEEKLY- Los Angeles' War on Street Artists
LA WEEKLY WRITES ON THE STRUGGLES GRAFITTI ARTIST AND STREET ARTIST FACE HERE IN L.A
"The art world sees a vibrant movement. Metro's cops see jail fodder."
By Simone Wilson Thursday, Aug 30 2012
"Sand, who adores the word "chola" and says it is part of her culture, is furious, "When I say the word 'chola,' it's not negative," she says. "It's so Latin girls can relate to what I paint. What I'm showing is that if you come from a low-income, gangbanging area, like me, you can break out of that."
Her trademark characters — sexy cartoon girls with giant, feathery eyelashes — are among the cutesier outdoor artworks dotting the L.A. area. But since last year, Sand, who's in her early 20s, has seen five of her murals, all painted with permission from a building owner, destroyed by officials in downtown Los Angeles and in East L.A.
Posted by Sand ♥ Oner at 1:22 AM