Any outdoor wall in Echo Park serves as a potential canvas for taggers. So imagine the bonanza and exposure the approximately six-foot-high, mile-long fence installed around Echo Park Lake this week provides taggers and street artists. The Bellevue Avenue side of the fence had already been tagged and cleaned up by Friday afternoon but it was tagged again this morning, as the above photo by Lisa Baca-Sigala shows. “The fence has been ‘baptized,'” Baca-Sigala said. The chain link fence covered in a green mesh will encircle the park during an approximately two-year-long project to clean up the lake. City officials have prepared to deal with the expected tagging. EchoParkLake.org, the city website dedicated to the lake clean up, says: “The contractor will make every effort to maintain a graffiti-free fence by making regular inspections and removing or painting over any graffiti as quickly as possible.” Good luck.
June 23, 2016