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Artist's Notebook: 'Chocolate Factory'

October 17, 2009 | 12:00 am

Glenarm Station, Marion Eisenmann
“Chocolate Factory,” Marion Eisenmann, March 28, 2009
Marion Eisenmann writes of this week’s sketch:

"When I  first came here, I didn't know what kind of factory this is, the Gold  Line is traveling through it close to the 110 Freeway. It is a rusty building with a lot of pipes and iron construction, visually interesting. I called it the chocolate factory, until I found out what it really was."

As Marion discovered, this is the old Glenarm Power Plant, located between the Pasadena Freeway and Fair Oaks in Pasadena. The old storage tanks have been cleared from the property, which is being prepared for the expansion of the Art Center College of Design, across the street on Raymond Avenue.

Note: In case you just tuned in, Marion and I are visiting local landmarks in a project inspired by what Charles Owens and Joe Seewerker did in Nuestro Pueblo. Check back next week for another page from Marion's notebook.

By the way, Daily Mirror readers have asked about buying copies of Marion's artwork. Naturally, this is gratifying because I think Marion's work is terrific, and one of my great pleasures is sharing it with readers every week. We have decided that the project is a journey about discovering Los Angeles rather than creating things to sell. Marion is busy with other projects and says she isn't set up to mass-produce prints but would entertain inquiries about specific pieces. For further information, contact Marion directly.