On a dull gray day in California I walk through what was once a haven for the tramps, the gypsies, the homeless and the home free.
The remains of what once was survives to tell their stories. Colors pop, sculptures dance and the rubble lay beautifully strewn by the still waters edge.
This place, vivid as a dreamscape with a story to tell. I conjure up the residents: creative, troubled and talented using this discarded landfill as their canvas for expression and as their place for community and home.
Tales of love, loss and remembrances live on in the stone. I found here a beauty left in the destruction.
To learn more about The Bulb, it’s residents, history and meaning to the community visit: sharethebulb.org
For more info on this truly unique place and it’s history go to www.sharethebulb.org or check out this great video Where Do You Go When it Rains
All images © 2017 Lily Montemarano
Categories: art, California, photography, Travel, urban art, USA travel
These sculptures are weird and amazing at the same time! What a place!
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Beautiful description of the bulb with beautiful pictures to match 🙂 I love this.