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Artist’s Notebook: Echo Park

December 6, 2009 | 12:00 am

 Echo Park
“Echo Park,” Marion Eisenmann, Nov. 22, 2009
Marion Eisenmann says of this week’s sketch:

“I love the lake of Echo Park. I don't know why, but there's something about the muddy water and the diagonals of the birds' flight, which cuts the composition into triangles. (Well, not on this version of my illustration). I wanted to reflect the solitude of the lake and its peaceful settledness in a busy part of Los Angeles. The scenery also reminds me of the film ‘Chinatown.’ ”

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.