In April of 2000, Elliott Smith released his album Figure 8. The cover pictured him in front of a mural at Solutions! Audio/Video Repair in Los Angeles' Silver Lake neighborhood. Smith died in 2003 and the mural has become as a quasi-memorial to the singer-songwriter. Ever since his death people have been taking photos of the wall. The mural has continuously changed in the past 13 years and these photos serve as a visual timeline.
I made this video as a bit of a sequel to this video I made of people in front of a pair of wings at Angel City Brewery in downtown LA. While I was piecing together photos for this video, I noticed the graffiti behind some of the photos was changing. I realized that I could sequence the photos in a way that it would show how the wall has changed over time. I found it pretty amazing how people were putting together this timeline without even knowing it.