“Water Writes” Mural Unveiling in LA

Photo credit: Christine Kim

With all this rain and strange weather, the Estria Foundation isn’t just raising awareness about water issues these days – they’re experiencing it.  Thankfully, the skies stayed dry long enough for the Foundation’s public Water Writes mural unveiling in downtown Los Angeles this weekend.

For two weeks, a team of graffiti artists worked tirelessly (up until 1AM on the morning of the unveiling!) to produce a vivid work of art that will be permanently displayed on the walls of KIPP LA Prep. A collage of images – including a bespectacled octopus, a native Alaskan-inspired whale, and plastic bags floating like jellyfish – make up “Cuidela,” the first completed Water Writes mural.

The literal Spanish translation of “Cuidela” means “take care of it” – a call for people to address water rights issues within their respective communities, and to care for this precious resource that is shared by all.

Big thanks to KIPP LA Prep, DJ Spinorita, DJ Moni, Don Chow Tacos, The Boba Truck, Tapa Boy LALADWP, and Pablo Serrano for the great music, delicious food, and awesome support!

For more photos from  Saturday, check out Estria’s gallery on Flickr!

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