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Title
Jim Winstead and Wonton posing in front of a mural depicting angel wings
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Leonard, Gary
Date Created and/or Issued
2013
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
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Photographer's statement: Los Angeles is the world in a single city. Communicating its cultural diversity with interactions in more than eighty languages, this city radiates vitality. Here in downtown, the rich and the poor, the exuberant and the reserved, the old of soul and the young at heart converge, sharing the same sidewalks and streets in the bustle of their daily routines.Gary Leonard was inspired to ask hundreds of Angelenos to stand for a portrait with angelic wings as a backdrop. Designed and created by artist Colette Miller, the wings, painted on paper and varnished, are affixed to an ordinary roll-up storefront door and provide a leitmotif for City of Angels. Both Leonard and Miller see the wings as a way to communicate how each of us wants to do right in our lives. Standing before the wings, each person pauses to reflect, each takes a moment to realign his or her body and expression, allowing what’s natural to shine. Each portrait captures that instant as a sublime reminder of intention. Three mayors, three children, street cleaners, and many more—everyone radiates seraphic goodwill. These are our everyday angels, the angels among us. For the viewer, these portraits are a reminder that in each individual is the capacity of great goodness. How fitting that the portraits are displayed in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Portrait photograph of Jim Winstead, software developer and co-owner of Raw Materials Art Supplies, with dog Wonton, taken by Gary Leonard in front of street art work by Colette Miller for the Global Angel Wings Project. Located at the Regent Theatre on 448 South Main Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print : col. ; 13 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00163347
City of Angels Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b134_f1_i30
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/132611
Subject
Regent Theatre (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Men
Dogs
Businesspeople
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Street art
Mural painting and decoration
Time Period
2010-2019
Source
Leonard, Gary

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