PACOIMA

Council District 7 Streetbox is funded by the office of Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and supported by Department of Transportation. It is facilitated and administered by 11:11 A Creative Collective. 


The project transforms 39 utility boxes located throughout Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills and Sylmar into works of art.

GLENOAKS & GAIN

JENNIFER KORSEN

Jennifer Korsen
Jennifer Korsen

Jennifer Korsen
Jennifer Korsen

Jennifer Korsen
Jennifer Korsen

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Jennifer Korsen is an LA based artist that works with many mediums. Her mixed media pieces, murals, and street installations can be seen regularly around Los Angeles in galleries, pop up shows, and public spaces. Besides LA her work has been shown in Portland, Seattle, New York, Germany, The UK, and more. Past Clients and features include, Red Bull, Whole Foods, Etsy, Toms, Perrier, UC Riverside, and The City of Los Angeles.

Korsen's recent work is centered around the heart in several different environments and interpretations. Showing non stop since 2009, her anatomically incorrect hearts are instantly recognizable. 
Her studio work, murals, and street installations have become a staple in Los Angeles and have been featured in Movies, TV shows, and local and international print publications and art books. Her work has been collected extensively by gallerists, anatomy enthusiasts, and street art collectors alike. 
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@HUMANSMAKEART

VAN NUYS & LAUREL CANYON

MELISSA GUTIERREZ

Melissa Gutierrez
Melissa Gutierrez

Melissa Gutierrez
Melissa Gutierrez

Melissa Gutierrez
Melissa Gutierrez

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"A Native girl is the focal point to represent all the brown women in the community. Above her head is maiz in the center of the glowing sun to symbolize growth. Tongva animals, plants, and huts to show respect to how the original land was occupied. I drew fish jumping out of the river to show movement and a sense of them dancing in the waters. A welcome sign for the original name of "Pacoima" gives respect to our Tongva relatives."

Melissa Guadalupe Gutierrez was raised in Pakooynga (Pacoima),CA by her single immigrant father. She works with various mediums such as acrylic, oil, printmaking, bodypaint, and as of recent digital art. Guadalupe represents her community through her work, along with her personal struggles and life experiences. She joined forces with Creatizm Collective which is under reconstruction. She is currently working with the GR818ERS as a Graphic Design Intern and volunteer.

North-West Corner

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@GUADALUPESBRUSH

GLAMIS & LAUREL CANYON

ANNA KARAKALOU

Anna Karakalou
Anna Karakalou

Anna Karakalou
Anna Karakalou

Anna Karakalou
Anna Karakalou

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"I believe social injustice stems from the misconception that different races are somehow inherently foreign, forgetting that we all are apart of the same tapestry. We are all beautifully unique, yet the same."

I am a multi-platform artist working as a set painter in LA. I grew up here, there & everywhere.

North-East Corner

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@KARAKALOU

SAN FERNANDO & OSBORNE

KAREN LOPEZ

Karen Lopez
Karen Lopez

Karen Lopez
Karen Lopez

Karen Lopez
Karen Lopez

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"This piece is dedicated to the Tataviam first peoples of Pacoima and Sylmar. Our modern city is alive with the spirit of our first people. This piece is aimed at honoring their current presence in our lives as a bird soaring high."

My calling in life is to help bring healing and inspiration through creative consciousness. Art making has been a part of my life since I was a young child. Creation has in many ways been my therapeutic approach in processing emotions and making sense of the world. Now I make art for a living through design and art therapy with my clients.

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@MERAKI_LIFE

NORRIS & VAN NUYS

GEMMA JIMENEZ

Gemma Jimenez
Gemma Jimenez

Gemma Jimenez
Gemma Jimenez

Gemma Jimenez
Gemma Jimenez

Gemma Jimenez
Gemma Jimenez

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"Here in the North East Valley, we move in many ways. Mothers walk their kids to school, elders ride the bus, and youth skate to pass the time. On a good day, we take a quick pause and buy treats from our street vendors. Our streets could be precious place and thus must be protected"

Raised in North Hollywood with roots in Veracruz, Mexico. Gemma's creative work explores the urban ecology through mixed mediums. They currently attend CSUN and hope to have a community role focused on mobility justice. 
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@BAGOFGEMS

DRONFIELD & OSBORNE

IZURIEL MARQUEZ

Izuriel Marquez
Izuriel Marquez

Izuriel Marquez
Izuriel Marquez

Izuriel Marquez
Izuriel Marquez

Izuriel Marquez
Izuriel Marquez

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"My design is characters out in nature enjoying the arts. We have a painter, an aspiring photographer and a model, which is a playful dog. This image tells the story of joyful dogs as they practice and express their art form. Much like the dogs, we find joy and community when engaging in the arts. I believe creativity is innate in all of us."

Izuriel Marquez was born in the Northeast San Fernando Valley in Sylmar, CA. Growing up in a community with limited resources and access to fine art, Marquez found his passion for art at an early age after his exposure to skateboarding in his teen years. He is a first generation college graduate and received his Bachelors of Arts in Studio Arts from Humboldt State University in 2018. During his undergraduate studies, Marquez exhibited work in galleries and shows. In the Humboldt University 2018 graduate senior show, he received the Glenn Berry award for best painting in the show. He currently resides in Sylmar, California where he continues to make art.

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@IZURIELMARQUEZ

GLENOAKS & PAXTON

MR BBABY

Mr. Bbaby
Mr. Bbaby

Mr. Bbaby
Mr. Bbaby

Mr. Bbaby
Mr. Bbaby

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"This piece is my representation of unity and community support in solidarity from the Black Lives Matter movement."

My work explores the relationship between Mexican folk art and children's books. It is a whimsical twist combining the cultural world into a playful, colorful way that can target adults as well as capture the hearts of children. My work incorporates patterns from the Otomi culture and other common themes found in Mexican folk art. As a Latina constantly inspired by the world around me, U keep my work relevant with cultural elements while still providing an interesting twist that represents myself as an individual and artist by creating characters and telling stories.

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@MRBBABY

PAXTON & LAUREL CANYON

RIX CEREZO

Rix Cerezo
Rix Cerezo

Rix Cerezo
Rix Cerezo

Rix Cerezo
Rix Cerezo

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"The word 'coyote' was originally Spanish corruption of the Nahuatl (Aztec) word for the animal, coyotl; it was called 'song dog' by American Indians. They are part of Southern California landscape and help to keep the balance of nature in order. We can all learn to live in harmony with coyotes and other creatures that, like us, just want to find a safe place to raise their young."
 
I am a visual designer and web developer, based in Glendale but commuting between Panama and Mexico. Beside sketching while traveling, I enjoys painting art murals. Each of my boxes tells a story about the community or my personal life experience. I have painted about 20 utility boxes in greater Los Angeles and have studied at UCLA and Art Center College of Design.

South-West Corner

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@RIXCEREZO

TERRA BELLA & LAUREL CANYON

BRITANIA JONES

Britania Jones
Britania Jones

Britania Jones
Britania Jones

Britania Jones
Britania Jones

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"As a child, I would hear mariachi music from a neighbor's yard every weekend, and people were always encouraged to dance. Annually, my elementary school would have experts come and perform the Jarabe Tapatio, which we were told was the national dance of Mexico. The colors and patterns of the dresses were mesmerizing. They would belnd into one another, and their varying colors became one beautiful mass, undulating melody. I am no longer living in the same area as when I was a child, but the same types of songs play in my neighbors' yards on warm summer nights. But now at sundown, dancers are joined by a flock of wild parrots flying overhead."

I was born and raised in Granada Hills, CA, and am currently residing in the city of San Fernando. I am an art major at LA Mission College and have also studied at an atelier. My paintings and drawings have been displayed at Galeria Gitana and numerous other art shows around LA County.

South-West Corner

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@ARTBYBRITANIA

OSBORNE & LAUREL CANYON

PAUL JUNO

Paul Juno
Paul Juno

Paul Juno
Paul Juno

Paul Juno
Paul Juno

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"The illustration highlights the power of color theory and the sheer magnitude of what color compliments can do. As Van Gogh noted, colors intensify in relation to one another, and this mural design celebrates that observation. Using no central focal point, this playful design is enjoyed at all angles."

A native to Southern California, currently living in North Hollywood, I am a multimedia artist who thoroughly enjoys the act of mural creation. It's like the modern day art gallery, allowing local artists to include their colorful ideas amongst the human landscape, brightening the neighborhood and injecting culture into everyday living. I've been painting a host of my own murals  throughout LA. I've had the opportunity to paint well over a dozen electrical box murals, each one unique and shining bright in its location.

South-West Corner

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@PAULJUNOART

VAN NUYS & HADDON

ESMERELDA & KARLA BOBADILLA

Bobadilla
Bobadilla

Bobadilla
Bobadilla

Bobadilla
Bobadilla

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"Sunflowers represent longevity and good fortune. In today's social and political climate we have faced many challenges and lost our sense of clarity and direction. But sunflowers are known to grow in the direction of the sun and keep the cycle of nature going. The Tatviam tribe resided in northeast San Fernando Valley, their name means 'people who face the sun.' For the top of the box, we included the city of Pacoima and the Spanish word 'próspera,' which translates to 'thrive.' We chose this to represent our own Latino(a)/X community in the city of Pacoima."

Esmeralda and Karla Bobadilla are sisters, born and raised/based in the San Fernando Valley. Esmeralda Bobadilla currently attends the University of California Irvine, majoring in Art with a minor in Digital Art and Art History. Karla Bobadilla attends California State University Fullerton, majoring Art with a concentration in Graphic and Interactive Design.

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@XEM3RALDX
@__KARLA.B

GLENOAKS & VAN NUYS

BRENDA OROZCO

Brenda Orozco
Brenda Orozco

Brenda Orozco
Brenda Orozco

Brenda Orozco
Brenda Orozco

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"The hand is very symbolic, representing creation, 5 senses, protection and spirituality. Here it is coming out of the land among mountains with butterflies flying out with a glow/energy flow, representing evolution and liberation. The heart represents life, strength, growth and passion."

I was born in San Gabriel, California. My parents Joes & Irma are both from Guadalajara, Mexico. They immigrated here while 7 months pregnant with me. My interest in art sparked in middle school. Since then, I've been creating art on & off to express and reflect.

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@BRENDA.LUCID

SAN FERNANDO & PAXTON

KAREN BARBOZA

Karen Barbazoa
Karen Barbazoa

Karen Barbazoa
Karen Barbazoa

Karen Barbazoa
Karen Barbazoa

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"These landscape paintings are based on the hikes here in the San Fernando Valley. As someone who comes from a low income community, I believe it is important to protect these natural resources that are free to the public."

Hola, my name is Karen. I am a Chicana born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. I have been interested in art from a very young age. I received my BA in art for Cal State University of Northridge. I am currently working on getting certified to work as a library technician in order to bring art to underserved communities through free library programs/classes. My mediums include traditional art, acrylic, watercolors and digital, in addition to 3D art such as embroidery and paper mache. I believe in the the power of art and beautification.

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@KAYVEEBEEDRAWS

OSBORNE & FOOTHILL

NATALIE BENAMOU

Natalie Benamou
Natalie Benamou

Natalie Benamou
Natalie Benamou

Natalie Benamou
Natalie Benamou

Natalie Benamou
Natalie Benamou

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"This work is a collection of native flowering plants found in the San Fernando Valley. Scattered or placed in a bouquet, you see Hummingbird sage, Indian Mallow, Lewisia, Pacific Coast iris, Golden poppy (our state flower) and various annuals. The design is ornate but also carries an indigenous aura. The words included here are 'Miyiiha, Tongva' which translates from Gabrielino to 'Hello, People of the Earth.'"

Natalie Rachel Benamou is the founder of an arts education nonprofit, Art2Edu. This organizations supports the community by providing free art supplies and classes related to art making, crafting, and gardening in the San Fernando Valley. She is a graduate of Philosophy of Language and Aesthetics and the History of Art and Visual Culture from The University of California, Santa Cruz. Currently she is deepening her studies of the nexus of art and critical community engagement at Claremont Graduate University. 

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@NATBENAMOU