Silver Lake artist, Skye Amber Sweet, has brought her talent and her vision of our neighborhood to a new mural. She has painted new artwork on the retaining wall facing Brunswick Ave at the Los Feliz Car Wash (3013 Los Feliz Blvd). It replaces the badly vandalized “Heart/Love” mural, painted by Royal in 2015.
Despite it's colorful detail the mural fails to highlight anything Atwater specific. Instead, the design features a montage of generic images that depict flora and animals; such as frogs.
Local "critics" were quick to register their dislike of the new artwork, specifically the Frog imageries, and tagged the mural a day after it was completed. Local taggers evidently took issue with the Frog images which some believe they mistook as a reference to “Frogtown” or Elysian Valley, home to a rival street gang.
When asked about why the Frog images are part of the mural Skye responded: