Determination Triumphs Above All
The Watts Towers celebrates Simon Radia’s thirty-year odyssey creating his monumental folk art. Settling in the troubled Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, Radia used found objects: tile, broken glass, sea shells and steel in his sensational masterpiece – now recognized internationally as iconic folk art and sculpture. Three weeks after his death in 1965, the infamous Watts Riots broke out, however his artwork was spared. This inspirational video exemplifies individual commitment and dedication to one’s goals, no matter how challenging or unconventional they may be.
Runtime: 2:25 min