“Wolf of L Street” found on 20th and L Avenue in Downtown Bakersfield
On the streets of Downtown Bakersfield, you can now search for a lone wolf as a beacon of hope and inspiration for artists during the town.
The “Wolf of L Avenue” mural was unveiled Thursday by the Gonzalez family members and Councilmember Andrae Gonzales, who served commission the painting. The mural is in honor of the family’s lost liked one particular, Peter Gonzalez, an East Bakersfield Large wrestler and artist who died past yr.
“Peter touched so quite a few lives and if you truly understood Peter, he was just these a special individual and he was the most authentic person I could ever meet up with,” said Peter’s brother Nick Gonzalez.
Nick mentioned the mural’s structure is related to the inventive stylings of his brother and served convey his art to daily life. The artist, Hannah Webb, aka The Obanoth, is acknowledged for her colorful geometric design and style paintings. Some thing Nick mentioned reminded them of his brother.
“We felt that her artwork resonated with what my brother did,” reported Nick. “At the conclusion of the working day, we are loved ones. And when I appear at this mural, I see that.”
When you see the mural, along with the artist’s signature you’ll find a hashtag #poselikepeter. Nick hopes the group will see this and use it to empower a concept of togetherness.
“Primarily in the year that we’ve lived in in 2020, likely by the craziness, heading by lockdown,” he said. “You have to seem previous the factors that divide us, you have to truly concentration on the issues that convey us with each other.”
“Wolf of L Street” is located on 20th and L Street in Downtown Bakersfield.