THESE WALLS CAN TALK:
The Living Art of Judy Baca
The first pieces of art Judy Baca ever saw were in a church in Watts she attended as a little girl. She would sit in the pew and marvel at the imagery around her. And when her grandmother would take her on the trolley car to the Los Angeles Central Market, they would pass the 17 interconnected sculptural pieces that make up Simon Rodia’s Watts Tower, one of L.A.’s most iconic pieces of public art. It was almost destiny, then, that she would become one of L.A.’s most treasured artists and an acclaimed muralist and teacher.