Ivan Harrison drove down West Slauson Avenue in South L.A. recently and noticed something new.
The wall of a warehouse facing the street had been painted white with black block letters that spelled out “forgiveness.” Harrison, 81, who has lived in the area for decades, told himself he had to meet the artist. “This is outstanding.”
On Saturday, he met the man behind the mural: Mike Norice. The Los Angeles-based artist, 36, grew up in the neighborhood and said the mural is his way of giving back.
"As an artist I know how it is, and I know there's a child I can reach who may need an outlet -- some type of positive image that can help them, that'll take them away from the gangs and the drug violence and the murders," Norice said.
Norice has plans to create 20 murals, of varying designs, in Los Angeles neighborhoods with ...