This Slaughterhouse Mural Is Really, Really Creepy
Photos by Nate Miller
Some tours of L.A. stop in a sketchy industrial area called Vernon to show people the bucolic murals on the walls of a Farmer John pork processing compound called Clougherty Packing Co. This is where the famousDodger Dogs come from. They also convert pigs into stuff like morning sausage and sliced ham for various West Coast grocery store chains.
When you see it from your car, the mural is a shock to the system. It’s clearly a slaughterhouse and covered with artwork that looks like the painted backgrounds from Hee Haw. Which is partly because the piece is an incomplete work called “Hog Heaven” by the TV set painter Les Grimes, who died in a fall while finishing it in the 1960s. It has since been completed and retouched by painter Arno Jordan and other visionaries through the years at the request of Hormel Foods Corporation. It has also gone off the rails, sanity-wise.
These cartoony pigs are pretty close together, as I assume they really are on the other side of that wall. Though I’d imagine the seven thousand real pigs inside that building are probably smiling a lot less.
One of the many painters who’ve taken a crack at the mural over the years had a tendency to make their faces much too human. Like this terrifying lil’ guy.
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The amount of land needed to grow crops worldwide is at a peak and an area more than twice the size of France can return to nature by 2060 due to rising yields and slower population growth, a group of experts said on Monday.
The report, conflicting with U.N. studies that say more cropland will be needed in coming decades to avert hunger and price spikes as the world population rises beyond 7 billion, said humanity had reached what it called “Peak Farmland”.
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Edible flower salad with goat’s cheese and tahini sauce.
Place a handful of pea shoots on a plate. Layer with a few slices of avocado. Sprinkle with some toasted seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin). Scatter pieces of goat’s cheese curd and sliced radish over the salad.
Make a dressing by whisking together a spoonful of tahini, the juice of 1/2 lime and a glugg of olive oil. Season with sea salt and pepper and drizzle over the salad. Garnish with edible flowers (violets or nasturtiums).
Autumn has just started. Bar the wet rainy weather, we can always bring the spring / summer back in us! These edible flower iced lollipops are a delight! Go Flower Power, instant recipe to become a domestic goddess!
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