THE RIVER BRIDGES PLATES PROJECT
The L.A. River Bridges Plates is the first of what will be a continuing series of plates that commemorate some the most celebrated bridges and rivers in the United States. American rivers may vary in size and stature but each has a current that runs like a pulse. When cared for, rivers sustain life, generate growth and provide hope for the future. The bridges that cross over them link the past to the present and join people of all kinds on a road headed forward. We may embark from separate paths and different walks of life but we bridge our differences as we roll along and converge as fellow travelers in one great American journey.
The River Bridges Plates Project supports organizations that have a meaningful impact on inhabitants who live in the region where the specific set of river bridges are located.
L.A. RIVER BRIDGES PLATES PHOTOGRAPHERS
ERIC GARCETTI: Dubbed the "Mayor of Instagram" by Mother Jones magazine, Mayor Garcetti's photographs are heralded for providing a new perspective of Los Angeles.
The photograph of the Sixth Street Bridge was taken by the Mayor, who composed a farewell tribute to this once iconic landmark, that is printed on the back of the plate:
The Sixth Street bridge has stood as a testament to the vision and determination of the men and women who built Los Angeles, and has strengthened our city by connecting the diverse neighborhoods to the east and west of the L.A. River. As we build a modern landmark to meet the needs of our growing community, this contemporary structure will also serve as a link between our city's history and future --- and will play a pivotal role in shaping our City's identity in the 21st century.
DANIEL STEIN: Daniel Stein's photographs have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Judith Kaufman Gallery in North Hollywood, California, Doma Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, and PhotoBistro.com. He was recently selected from over 500 applicants to the juried portfolio review at Photo Alliance in San Francisco, California. His images have been published in Esquire and Scientific American.
The photographs of Seventh Street Bridge, Fourth Street Bridge and Cesar Chavez Avenue Bridge were taken by Mr. Stein.
L.A. RIVER BRIDGES PLATES DESIGNER
RYAN KELLY: Ryan Kelly is an artist, designer, and animator based in the Hudson Valley, NY. His work can be found on the web: Ryan Kelly Tumblr. Ryan lives with his wife, children, and dogs.
THE RIVER BRIDGES PLATES PROJECT IS PRODUCED BY 81ST STREET PRODUCTIONS
See our previous set of porcelain plates that featured bridges of the Hudson River. (click HERE)
For further information, email 81st Street Productions