As a California native, Stan Lebovic grew up somewhere between Venice Beach and his father’s downtown factory.
There, where the surf met the sweat — where the daily tide mixed with the daily grind, he came to appreciate the conflux of beauty and of beast.
In many ways the animation of re-purposed piping conveys a sense of triumph. Cast-iron pipe does not assemble discreetly, its ends are threaded into fittings, which serve as visible joints, lending a sense of mélange to the overall character. And yet this patchwork of pipes and fittings can have an elegance, an attitude, a heart.