July 28 – Feast Day of St. Samson of Dol

Eight years ago I first had the idea to research the histories of Los Angeles streets, together with the legends and lives of the saints whose names they bear. It’s been enormously nourishing work, that has taken me all through this city, and into rough and remote corners of our history and heritage.

What I haven’t done much is to share what those experiences have felt like in the moment. But now, as “All the Saints” continues morphing, from paintings and bus shelters, to website and manuscript, then to book and exhibition, and now to traveling shows and author apearances — the thought occurs to share a bit more, on a personal level, some of the more salient moments along this poetically charged and side-swipingly emotional road trip through the City of the Angels.

Published in: on 29 July 2008 at 1:36 am  Leave a Comment