Sunday, March 27, 2011

Outpost Street Art - Making Art Out of What Once Was

The Hollywood sign wasn't always the biggest thing in the hills. In the 1920's this Outpost sign was once a giant neon red beacon dominating the skyline.

But the sign was abandoned 80 years ago, and the battered remains were left sitting on a ridge alongside Runyon Canyon--until now.

Someone has come along, and turned this eyesore into some beautifully improvised street art.

The skeleton of the Outpost sign has been twisted, and shaped into these beautiful iron flowers.

It has essentially changed industrial garbage into an interesting sculpture.

Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing, but it gets people to view things in a different way, much like what Banksy did with the abandoned water tanker on his 'This Looks A Bit Like An Elephant' piece.

***Big thanks to OverheardatRunyon for sending us the pics. If you want to hear more interesting gossip and tidbits you can check out OverheardatRunyon on Facebook and Twitter. You can also read more about the Outpost sign and its history at Digital Artform.***


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