ITEMS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE L.A. RIVER--AND MADE INTO AWESOME THROW PILLOWS

As the LA River undergoes a billion dollar renovation, they're finding a lot of crazy shit in its murky depths. The recovered objects inspired artist Billy Kheel to create a giant felt mural filled with hand sewn throw pillows of these objects. Installation at LA County Store in Silver Lake.
  1. Bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos
    Plus lots of other trash.
  2. A Santeria sword
    Found with traces of blood.
  3. Lots of Tecate
  4. Some Four Loko
  5. Invasive Catfish
    Bears used to feast off of trout and salmon--the last trout found here was in 1947. Now all fish in the LA River are invasive. Catfish are unstoppable.
  6. Invasive Carp
    Ditto
  7. Invasive Perch
    Eats anything. super-aggressive.
  8. LAPD badge
  9. The full view
  10. A Derringer
  11. A cracked flip phone
  12. A gold Jesus chain