Los Angeles

600 S Vermont Ave.
Anna S.
Skinny Ships aka
Richard Perez and Jennifer De Rosa

From thousands of submissions, 8 American Portrait stories were brought to life by muralists translating the words of everyday people to communities across America. In Los Angeles, we collaborated with artists Skinny Ships aka Richard Perez and Jennifer De Rosa to create a mural inspired by the story of Anna S.

Anna's story about the American dream inspired Skinny Ships aka Richard and Jennifer's mural.

“We gravitated towards, the metaphor of the parents planting a seed for the next generation to flourish."

— Richard Perez and Jennifer De Rosa

See The Story That Inspired The Mural.

My life right now…
My life right now ...
Family, Work, Faith, Community

Look Behind the Scenes.

Meet the Mural Artists, Richard Perez and Jennifer De Rosa

The two met in San Francisco before retreating to the woodsy wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest. Since 2013 the duo has lived and worked in Portland, Oregon with their two cats and way too many records. Together they have collaborated on design, illustration and branding projects. Richard is probably playing video games. Jen is probably hanging out with the cats.

Stories shared on this site capture a glimpse into people’s lives across the country