My restless heart is always looking to explore. Many times, these longings to see something new often take me to different parts of LA. I'm trying to visit the places suggested in the Secret Stairs book. A girlfriend and I recently visited stairs in the Silver Lake area. Before our meandering through the neighborhood, I saw this mural on the one of the buildings. I love seeing art in public spaces, especially art that is vibrant and eye-catching. Some may consider this kind of mural as subversive, defacing public property, not art. I've always admired muralists who can turn a blank wall into a beautifully painted canvas. To be able to see something out of a colorless, flat space - I wish I had that talent. I thank a college boyfriend who was a muralist and artist; he changed the way I look at graffiti art and the power of spray paint.