I head to many of the billboards to hand out maps and discuss the images. Sometimes I make photos of the visits, but most often I don't. It's just talking.
John, on the 5300 block of Lindbergh. He lives across from the photo of Matt Tune and we talked about why Matt Tune was placed there.
Here's Neeyah, we talked for a while about why the photo of Matt Tune was there. She was about it.
Jas works at the BP station, and said to let folks know they can feel free to stop and pick up some billboard maps at the station, which is at 54th and Lindbergh. I periodically stop and drop them if they've run out.
Thank you, Jas! Jas is much friendlier than he appears this photo.
Matt Tune is a shrimper who was out of work for a long period of time due to the BP catastrophe. This billboard lends to interesting discussions about Matt Tune's connection to the neighbors and workers at the gas station who face his image. How is he related to the neighborhood in regards to his connection the BP catastrophe, how are we connected? It's been a pleasure for me to both participate ihe discourse that's come up in relation to this image and to listen to others talking about it. More questions than answers crop up. So, success.