Death is Enlightenment, Sticker, Silver Lake and Reservoir, taken March 20, 2013
Death is Enlightenment, Stencil, Silver Lake and Reservoir, taken May 22, 2013
Death is Enlightenment, Wheatpaste, Sunset and Descanso, taken June 26, 2013
I first noticed Death is Enlightenment in March. It was simply written on a sticker, like a file folder label, and stuck above the button for the crosswalk. I thought it was a one off, just a thought someone had and had to put it out there. Soon after, I went out of town for an extended period. But the day that I returned, I just had to walk around the neighborhood to see what was new and the first thing I saw was the Death is Enlightenment stencil at the same intersection as the hand written sticker. Then, a month later, I spotted the wheatpaste by El Seven Mares. It didn’t last long though.
Is death really enlightenment? Meditate on that one…