San Diego Mosaic 1. iphone 4 photograph by Vincent Johnson

San Diego Mosaic 2. iphone 4 photograph by Vincent Johnson

San Diego Mosaic 3. iphone 4 photograph by Vincent Johnson

San Diego Mosaic 4. iphone 4 photograph by Vincent Johnson

San Diego Mosaic 5. iphone 4 photograph by Vincent Johnson

San Diego Mosaic 6. iphone 4 photograph by Vincent Johnson

These photographs of this absolutely spectacular mosaic and masterpiece of San Diego street art were taken in the northern edge of the San Diego homeless corridor. In every direction one can seen construction cranes and the clearing of land lots for luxury condos. It seems that the fate of downtown San Diego is to become the Southern California version of Vancouver. There is an astonishing number of projects underway. Yet I pray that my documenting of this mosaic is not the only artifacts that remains of its existence, but instead that somehow it will remain, even after the community for which it was produced has been  evacuated to other areas of Southern California.

Vincent Johnson is an artist and writer in Los Angeles

Vincent Johnson’s Nine Grayscale Paintings – studio shot – 1 (Silver hand)
Vincent Johnson – in studio working on my Nine Grayscale Paintings
http://www.vincentjohnsonart.com
Vincent Johnson received his MFA in Fine Art Painting from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California 1997 and his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a 2005 Creative Capital Grantee, and was selected for the Baum: An Emerging American Photographer’s Award in 2004 and for the New Museum of Contemporary Arts Aldrich Art Award in 2007 and for the Art Matters grant in 2008, and in 2009 for the Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship, Los Angeles. In 2010 he was named a United States Artists project artist. His work has been reviewed in ArtForum, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art Slant and many other publications. His photographic works were most recently shown in the inaugural Pulse Fair Los Angeles. His most recent paintings were shown at the Beacon Arts Center in Los Angeles.
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