There will likely be more joy than sorrow this afternoon at Santa Monica High School when friends, family and residents gather to remember the late David Legaspi. Which is the way he would have wanted it.
The Filipino-born artist, who passed away of suspected heart failure on June 5 at age 51, left behind donated murals all over west Los Angeles. He came to SoCal via Australia in the 1990s and quickly made his mark. From a recent article on Malibu Patch:
Legaspi did not charge for his mural services at his public projects. He most often paid for mural materials as well. He used funds from his private commissions to pay for his public projects.