Los Angeles Print

With the intention of capturing the synonymous essence of LA, I chose palm trees as the subject of the Los Angeles art print.

Of all the beautiful and symbolic landmarks in Los Angeles, no emblem epitomizes this city quite like the carefree beauty of the iconic palm tree. The first set of palms were planted in LA in the 18th century by Spanish missionaries for their practical and universal appeal. With the rise of Hollywood’s allure during the early 20th century, the Los Angeles palm tree population evolved and was implemented to entice tourism and procure the impression of an accessible and exotic destination. The peak of the palm tree craze occurred in the 1930’s when 40,000 trees were strategically planted on particular streets to turn LA into a tropical oasis in preparation for the 1932 Olympics.

From selfies and postcards to movies and LA tours, these trees have made a classical impression. After living in LA for 20+ years I’m convinced there isn’t anything quite like driving through Beverly Hills and being surrounded by rows upon rows of these grand trees.

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