Angel Wings Manifest Downtown

Want to take a pic with a pair of artist Colette Miller's wings? You can.

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Colette Miller's Angel Wings artworks are becoming an iconic part of the city. Want to pose in front of a pair? Head for the Figat7th Downtown Festival before Friday, Aug. 2.
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Colette Miller's Angel Wings artworks are becoming an iconic part of the city. Want to pose in front of a pair? Head for the Figat7th Downtown Festival before Friday, Aug. 2.
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Vibrant and human-sized, the wings are perfectly made for a person. The artist hopes that people "become part of the art themselves."
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Colette Miller's Angel Wings have appeared at points around the globe, including Nairobi and Kenya. A local street kids boxing club in Nairobi was named in the artist's honor.
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Ms. Miller hopes that viewers "manifest as their higher angelic selves" as part of the art experience.
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Some wings feature a mayor-elect.
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Gary Leonard
And Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa posed with some wings days ahead of Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti's inauguration.
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It's rare to see a photo of the art without a human in front.
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Kids, too, are frequent wings visitors.
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Perfect for a double portrait.
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And perhaps a big person and small.
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A peek at some wings going up.
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A pair is spied in the arts district.
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Gary Leonard
Hometown photographer Gary Leonard has snapped several wonderful portraits at the wings.
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...including this wonderful lady in a chicken suit.
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Gary Leonard
Dogs deserve their wings, right?
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Sweet portrait: mom and baby.
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Wheat paste and art gel go into the creation of the Angel Wings.
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The wings lend an uplifting message, and subjects standing in front of them are usually smiling (or laughing).
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Everyone comes down for a picture.
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We might like the dual portraits best.
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Or the picture of a picture is always classic.
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