Our Lady of Guadalupe is an L.A. street-art staple; the apparitions turn up far and wide across the county. Typically, her image is as traditional as the ones you'll see inside Catholic gift shops. Every now and then, though, Our Lady gets a modern update. That's the case with Ruthy Jane and the Love Crew's collaboration on an exterior wall of Compton's Del Amo Plaza. Ruthy Jane maintains a reverence for the Virgin Mary but lets the influence of comic book and animation art shine. Love Crew's multicolored background brings the word “love” into focus, complementing the serenity of the Lady.
Credit: Liz Ohanesian