Santa Barbara, CA based artist, R. Nelson Parrish, was thrilled to find out he was given the opportunity to design a 10 foot fiberglass Gibson guitar for The Sunset Strip. Parrish set out on a photo excursion and was inspired by the photos he took of the Sunset Strip from a moving car. The guitar he designed embodies the lights and life of Sunset and ultimately the most American of pastimes “cruising the Sunset Strip.” He used wood, automotive paints, fiberglass, and pigmented resin to create the piece.
We are honored to have his Gibson guitar on our building.
More of his art can be seen here.