Simon Rodia was born in Italy, and immgirated to California. In 1921 he moved to the small town of Watts and began working on a strange project that would consume the next thirty-four years of his life. Spending what little money he earned as a construction worker on cement and steel, he worked ni
I am a critic and aspiring artist. I live on Flatbush Avenue and haunt the Brooklyn Library. I love architecture and the Seven Wonders of the World. I want to go to Dubai and live in the ruins of the Burj Al-Arab after society falls.
Gabriel Orozco (born 1962) is a Mexican artist, called "one of the most influential artists of this decade, and probably the next one too." He was born in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico and educated in the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas between 1981 and 1984. He then continued his education in Madr