Original works created by L.A.’s artist community — and the stories behind them.

Once upon a time, a birthday celebration took over Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park. They’re still talking about it — and might never stop.

Just ask L.A.-based artist Jasper Marsalis: When using ink, what you see is what happened.

Artist Alan Nakagawa remembers the grocery truck of yesteryear that fed the city’s immigrant communities — and the stories it inspired.

Artist Jazmín Urrea’s ‘Estudio de Chucherías 1’ explores hunger as a landscape of Starburst, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Hot Tamales, Pulparindots, Jabalinas, Vero Paleta Mango and Zumba Pica Paleta Chamoy.

‘The Value of Destruction Is Worth More Than the Value of Construction’ follows an old strategy: Seduce the viewer and have them stay with the work to see the truth.

Last One Left’s Christopher M. Bailey’s latest collection is an experiment in sustainably remixing the fashion of yesterday.

What is emerging? Where are we headed? What is in the future? Listen to artist Edgar Fabián Frías and what will be will be.

A tribute to Lionel Morales, a displaced community member of Historic Filipinotown

This story is part of Image issue 10, ‘Clarity,’ a living document of how L.A. radiates in its own way.

Glen Wilson’s ‘Desert Totem’ might help you find your own answers to life’s most pressing questions — if you can track it down.

The flag is deemed a hazardous symbol when it exhibits characteristics such as the attack on women’s reproductive rights, empty patriotism and nationalism.

Join Las Fotos Project on the pitch to see how the game of soccer is played through their lens.

‘Ceramics has become a means of escape for me — a reprieve from social media, the latest trends and the hype of sneaker releases,’ says artist London James.

Making art involves seeing. Seeing is acknowledging history.

Jon Perdomo and Jerrilyn Peralta are an L.A.-based couple who have decided to take their houseplant passion to the next level.