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Joe's mural depicts the future and evolution of the recent times. Covered over with another mural in Ve-nice Ca. It's gone but not forgotten.

This mural illustrates the advances of the human race, both good and bad. Brovo says he was conveying the idea that when we progress technologically, it is on a horizontal plane. When we progress spiritually, it is on a vertical plane with our hopes on heaven. It was featured in several publications including the Los Angeles Times, American Preservation Magazine and the book, Wall Art. It was also used as a backdrop for a 2-hour television episode of "Chips". My mural was destroyed when the building was torn down and another put up in its place. After the tragedy of 9-11, I noticed that painted behind the missle and gears on the left side of the mural are two tall buildings with vertical windows (much like the World Trade Center) that are on fire. Could this have been an artistic premonition from 1978?

Venice beach Ca. mural created by Joe Bravo
"Joe Bravo's Mural"

"Spiritual and technological manmural"