Stripmall, with its many stores and billboards, references the out-of-control building of stores and stripmalls in the US, and the rampant commercialism that exists. I chose to name it (Los Angeles) because this is especially evident in Southern California. Also, the wash on the piece is a small version of the LA River (which is a concrete wash with graffiti, garbage, and sometimes abandoned cars). The gas station, hot dog stand, and $1 Store have videos. The soundtrack of the piece is made up of various songs spliced together, with talking clips.