My Love Letter to the Los Angeles River

An Artist Brings Angelenos One Step Closer to Their Beleaguered Concrete Ditch

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How did I end up spending an afternoon throwing “bombs”—baseball-sized bombs of native seeds—into the L.A. River with a dozen other people? It all started when artist Kristi Lippire, who curated “Witty and Urbane,” an exhibition at Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) Gallery in Chinatown featuring five L.A. artists’ responses to living in our city, asked the artists to take part in an all-day, multi-venue event. Her idea was for us to lead hands-on public activities in different locations across the city on the same day. She asked us to …

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