LAMYLAND & Scarlett Rouge
By the 1990s the “Venice Pits” was a notorious intersection between graffiti and skating, with worldwide influence. In a move toward cleaning up Los Angeles, the city tore part of the Venice pavillion down in 2000, leaving pieces buried in the sand. Some of the world’s greatest skate legends skated here regularly, such as Henry Sanchez and Guy Mariano. Artist Scarlett Rouge reinterprets and resurrects this iconic location using hand-carved pigmented plaster. The bench, designed by Benfield Studios, is made of concrete and steel. It’s form nests within the plaster facade, recreating the perimeter of the Sand Pit. Various dimensional elements fit togeter as one, capturing the rawness of this culture-rich skate spot.