Summer is Here, 7/12/17

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” So wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby,¬†and as summer washes over Los Angeles, his words have never felt more relevant. As Angelenos, we cannot escape the transformation that brings otherworldly heat, or gridlocked traffic, or tourists that come in droves; we can, however, take solace in warm nights, a generally slower pace, and opportunities to commingle with people we might never otherwise meet. The images above evoke a sense of liberation from the harsher elements of the year, and a reminder not to take a single day for granted, or overlook the beauty that surrounds us.

From left to right:

  1. Sun Drenched by Melissa Sophia Wenke, 27 x 27, limited edition print
  2. Currents of the Sea by Helen Youngblood, 48 x 48, mixed media on canvas
  3. Lifeguard Stand by Amy Smith, acrylic on canvas, commissions available, as well as digital prints