The West Adams Cruiser

Youth artist

Diana Ling, University of Southern California

As a college student at USC, I am surrounded by the prominent youth culture in the West Adams area. West Adams not only comprises of USC, but also various other schools such as the West Adams High School. In this piece, I wanted to convey the energy and spirit of this youth culture. The skateboarders I always see around campus inspired me to create an illustration about a skateboarder riding between prominent historical buildings surrounding West Adams, establishing juxtaposition between history and modern culture. 

Title: The West Adams Cruiser
Medium: Photoshop CS4, Wacom Tablet
Artist: Diana Ling, USC ’12

Lead artist

Stephen Child teaches design at the Roski School of Fine Art at USC. He shows his fine arts work, a combination of painting, drawing, collage and digital imagery as well as freelances as a graphic designer for entertainment, corporate and non-profit clients.

“Even though I generate ideas and mix up processes in the laboratory of art, these ideas tend to flow through me. I merely try to channel the energy. This is a very intuitive process in which I must be open and allow my feelings to have a stake in the matter. I may begin with an idea, but I need to give it room to change and grow and evolve as I’m working.”

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