Portrait of Jasson

Anyone who has seen a Cheech and Chong movie, or a more current East LA themed movie, such as From Prada to Nada, knows that East Los Angles, California, USA (East LA) has copious amounts of street art.

I have often driven by this piece of art that is found on the wall of the Catholic Charities building on the corner of Warren Street and East Cesar E Chavez Avenue. Jasson happened to be working across from the building last time I drove by.

Jasson was an amiable 20 year old, who took pride in his work and in his contribution to his community and to society as a whole. When I met Jasson, he had just started working for KSN Electric Gates Inc and was in the process of installing a LiftMaster® Gate Operator. He had been working two years on trimming trees, but liked installing gates better because it required more use of his brain and it was more rewarding.

[Side note: I have a  LiftMaster® Garage Door Opener and really like it.]

Jasson was from San Miguel, El Salvador and came to the United States in 2009. He completed  one year middle school in Los Angeles, California, USA, and completed secondary school studies at Cleveland High School.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

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About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on January 27, 2017, in ABC wednesday, Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology Now, wordless wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I don’t know it from movies you mention but I’ve seen it on tv so I do know about it a little… never been there but who knows, maybe someday I will 😉

    Lovely post for J…

    (By the way, do you know that the logo you’ve posted is the one attached to round 10? lovely to see that on your blog.)

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. I love street art but must be in the right place,
    Thanks for sharing Jason’s work with us,
    a very talented young man.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  3. Very interesting. The mural is such a beautiful backdrop to an interesting human story.


  4. That’s pretty cool. I love the image on the wall. Hopefully it reflected his personality well.

  5. Great shot and story

  6. Lovely wall art or mural for J ~ so colorful and uplifting as MA is in the midst of a Winter storm, thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

  7. Yay for ART!


  8. love the art mural! I’m a big fan of street art and here in NYC we have tons of them..

  9. Great portrait of Jasson with an interesting background too.

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