We lost "LA Batalla"

As I was strolling through East Los the other day I stumbled upon a work crew removing one of my old murals. The owners wanted a new facelift and decided to sandblast the entire wall.

This mural was created in 1998 and got lots of respect from the neighborhood. The theme of the mural was the Battle for Humanity or "LA Batalla por la Humanidad".
It took me 2 months of off and on painting to prime, buff and spray paint the 30' x 80' mural all using my own buff and spray paint.

The mural was self-commissioned (meaning I didn't get paid) done for the love of the art.

Eventhough I'm gonna miss not having it around, the old folks home accross the street will miss it more as they go back to staring at a blank wall...