Of Our Youth mural: RETNA x El MAC FilmJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010
The imagery and text used in this mural was inspired by their time spent at Skid Row, while painting their previous mural. The artists met a man by the name of Ralph Woodruff aka Chato and were inspired by his past hardships, experiences, and overall outlook on life. His ability to recognize past mistakes was something that resonated with RETNA.
The text which reads, “So today I’m trying to change a few things to rectify the situation of my past. So today I’m looking towards the future (of our youth highlighted)” is a quote taken from their conversation.
Speaking of Retna, meet the living legend at our Juxtapoz Issue Release Party.