Haruko Tanaka | Words to Keep on Creating By – L.A. Artists’ Edition
For We Are Los Angeles, I reached out to artists and performers who have 30, 40, 50+ year careers under their belt and asked them to share what words have kept them going. What has stayed with me so far in a very short 15-year career is what an artist who I was assistant to once said, “L.A. is a great place to make art. You can drive an hour in each direction and find ocean, forests, mountains and desert.” I’d like to take that a step further and say that you can look around in any direction and find the entire world in our people and all the ways we express culture. We might not melt, but we’re all together in this pot, and, as makers of culture, we couldn’t ask for a richer set of histories and sensibilities to create from.
To learn more about Haruko Tanaka’s work, visit kissoftheworld.net. “Words to Keep on Creating By – L.A. Artists’ Edition” is on display at Mar Vista Family Center, 5075 S Slauson Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 (map).
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