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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cara To's depiction of Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe as a Black Woman

8.25.2016 9m
8.26.2016 80m
8.27.2016 19m
Aug mtd: 347 ytd:1501
Thursday 8.25 (four months till Christmas!) rode around town on errands. When to a place across the street from Randyland to see Cara To's (aka @Caratoes) new mural. This project was not without drama, as Ms. To encountered difficulty with Kyle Holbrook and set out the details of the conflict online. More about Cara To: here, here, here, here, here.

It must be said that her version of events is consistent with things other local artists have told me about collaborating with the MLK outfit.


The artist's intent was to deliver a depiction of Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe, but with the face of a black woman - which is a pretty great idea for a Pittsburgh mural.

The meaning of the wall was an Andy warhol inspired black girl. Who exists out of floating machine parts. Where the kids are part of it. I wanted to symbolize that each and single one of us are needed to make a machine work well.



Friday 8.26 I got to ride with my friend KC. We started in Warren Ohio and rode north to Ashtabula. The route was a great, paved, level trail that's mostly got shade overhead. At the northern trail-head there's a great Mexican restaurant. It took us a little over six hours for 80 miles, which was my longest ride of the year. It was good to ride long with great company.


Saturday 8.27 I got to ride around Pittsburgh with two tour groups, one a business team and the other a group of first-year CMU students. Pittsburgh really shows well from the bike trails. Just a great day to ride.

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