I’ve been intrigued by these curiosities since I first found them back in 2003. There were a couple on Hyperion and there was one at the end of the block I currently live on, but eventually they disappear, victim to either vandalism, city removal or perhaps the selfish appreciation of those who want it for their very own.
The subject matter of the rudimentary oil (or acrylic)-on-wood works is power poles. Always. And most always they’re mounted to power poles, such as this one pictured above on Sunset. I’m not sure if this one’s a recent installation or if it has been hanging around awhile and I just got around to noticing it today, but either way I’m glad I found it. Anyone know anything about the artist or their history… or seen any others around?