Gypsy Lady.


Ocean Beach, and San Diego in general, has a plethora of street art around the area.  They grace store walls, restaurants, even electrical transformers along city streets.  Some are beautiful, others I don’t quite understand, but they do add some welcome color to everyday scenery.  There is one striking portrait a few blocks from where I live.  At first sight, I was immediately intrigued.  Was the subject modeled after an actual person?  Someone’s friend?  Girlfriend?  Long-lost love?  I wondered where she might have come from and how she ended up here.  Even with the youthful flowers framing her, the seriousness of her expression is hard to overlook.  I can think of countless stories for this gypsy lady, but I’m just thankful her artist chose this wall.