The Founding fathers of medicine (PPAC #51)

**Note: This post has been sitting in my drafts for a while. When I use to work in East LA, I kept trying to perfect this post. Maybe I felt compelled to because I saw it everyday. But now since I no longer work in East LA, I thought it was time to release it. **

East of downtown Los Angeles there is this large stone building known as the Historic General Hospital, also nicknamed The Great Stone Mother. This building was where Los Angeles County Department of Health Services treated patients from 1933 to the early 2000s when it was no longer compliant to treat patients in this building. Though this building does not treat patients, it does serve other purposes: it’s a work space for many non-profits and non-clinical departments occupy the space. In addition, this building is in the works to be repurposed as affordable housing and other mixed-used development.

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Flowers for a grey day (PPAC #45)

It’s that time again where I feature public art from some part of the world outside of Los Angeles. I first came across Jeff Koons’ bouquet statue a few years ago in the Broad Museum in downtown LA. While vacationing in February 2020, I saw the bouquet of tulips again but this time in Paris. The statue in Paris includes a large hand, whlie in

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The Great gold gummy bear (PPAC #11)

Another photo of me playing with public art. This was a photo from five years ago, I believe it was at some fancy candy shop.

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