Ask Chris: Rainbow Bright


Q: What’s with the giant rainbow that’s painted down the side of a concrete cliff in Silver Lake?

A:  At the top of “Mount Silversun” (as I like to call the gunite wall behind the Silversun Liquor store) is Westerly Terrace, where residents report that one early morning last year several young men emerged from a large automobile to pour five-gallon buckets of red, white, and green paint over the fence. A few weeks later they returned, adding the rest of the spectrum. The artists left without explaining their work, but you can still ponder its meaning over a drink at the Thirsty Crow underneath. May I suggest a pousse-café?