Best Of 2015

Ask The Locals: Best Whirlwind: Ya La'ford

Ask The Locals: Best Whirlwind

Artist Ya La’ford is a whirlwind of positivity and ideas, dashing to and fro like the unique shattered-glass-like patterns she paints on walls and murals. Involved with several civic arts projects, the affectionate and gregarious artist most recently contributed “The Sunnel” to the SHINE Mural Project. The underground tunnel between Ferg’s Sports Bar and Tropicana Field is now filled with symbols and geometric patterns that pay tribute to the sunrise. When LED lights illuminate the artwork, the interconnecting patterns become even more vivid. The work, she says, is inspired by the Sunshine State. Coincidentally, La’ford is born under the sign of Leo, ruled by the Sun...

Read a full interview with Ya at Ask The Locals!