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Taking public transportation in Los Angeles, as we sometimes do, we watched April Greiman‘s gigantic public art project go up over the last few months near the Wilshire and Vermont Metro station. Sure looks pretty, we thought. But we were never really sure what it was.

From this distance you can see that it’s a bowl of rice, which Greiman chose because it’s simply the most universal form of sustenance in the world. Even cooler, this rice bowl was digitally captured by Greiman somewhere in the neighborhood, which is LA’s Koreatown. And, she’s producing a video about the mural’s production that will be permanently installed in the building’s lobby. We hope it’s as good as this Greiman video.