It's funny how the images from our childhood remain powerful throughout our lives. Way before school or academic thought or the ability to intellectualize, we see stuff that makes an impression. I remember Los Angeles a certain way, through the eyes and memory of a young child. It didn't register for me at that age, that what I was seeing was the result of pollution or over crowding. It just looked beautiful to me. And I think that's why I'm so drawn to the art of david korty. His landscapes and images of LA capture how I remember it. They are beautiful and blurry with smog, glowing and sparkly because of desert inversion and millions of cars. For me, his work is the real view of my memory of LA. They are truthful and because of that, I simply love them.