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Selections from a series of abandoned sofas and chairs in one neighborhood of Hollywood, 2002-2012.

Dragged out and dumped on the street, discarded couches and chairs are ubiquitous urban outcasts, threadbare but imbued with the imprints of a life left behind, or, in their case, a behind that left. 

Outside, in the curbed refrain of a last hoorah, they sit out their final chapter. Couched in meaning, some embody the alienation and dashed hopes of a Hollywood dream, while others abide with an unflagging sense of potential.

Most are older, ragged and unseamly, while a few are perfectly fine, just past their prime yet now irrelevant. Some uphold fraying dignity weathering the elements; others are exposed and pillaged. Often one will draw others and create spontaneous community for a little while. Every so often one is rescued, recovered, and will be cherished once again. A few find their match when nobody would have guessed it possible any longer. Most remain alone. One day they’re gone.

 

© Rose-Lynn Fisher 2010

 

 

 

 

 


Left on Cahuenga -
or, Casting Couches in Hollywood

 

images/text © Rose-Lynn Fisher 2002-2012


abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
mismatched

abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
grace avenue
(featured in Both Sides of Sunset: Looking at Los Angeles)

rlfisher abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
christina's couch (homage to andrew wyeth)

rlfisher abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
love seat

rlfisher abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
(not even) one night stand

rlfisher abandoned sofas los angeles 2002-2012
home office

rlfisher abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
after a rest

rlfisher abandoned sofas los angeles 2002-2012
almost recovered

rlfisher abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
easy chair

rlfisher abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
tenacity

rlfisher abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
victorian tragedy

rlfisher abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
left on cahuenga

rlfisher abandoned sofas chairs los angeles 2002-2012
monolith, interrupted