The latest business venture of husband-and-
John Bissell fondly recalls the clipper ship vane that perched on the roof of his grandparents’
Available in more than twenty different styles, customers are able to choose from a plethora of designs, including a peacock, an airplane, a horse, and a whale, to name a few. Each is handmade with care from fourteen gauge, laser-cut steel, using the talents of a local welder, and can be created from scratch in less than two weeks.
Their new Artist’s Series is wonderfully expressive and carefully designed by L.A. artist Frank Romero, who was a member of the 1970s Chicano art collective, Los Four, with fellow artists Carlos Almaraz, Beto dela Rocha and Gilbert Lujan, helping to define and promote the new awareness of La Raza through murals, publications, and exhibitions. The classic style cars and airplanes are laser cut and reflect the artist’s personality perfectly.
The beauty of a classic weather vane is never missed, especially when it tops the home that people love and have taken care to make perfect. American Architectural Weathervane Company provides classic elegance for the perfect touch on your home, no matter where you live.
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AAWVCO was started by Debra and John Bissell as a labor of love. John, who had nearly 30 years of experience as a production manager for Ron Rezek Lighting, and Debra, a former senior buyer for By Design also owns and runs Bissell & Wilhite Co., a flatware design atelier. AAWVCO’
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Throughout his 40-year career as an artist, Frank Romero has been a dedicated member of the Los Angeles arts community. As a member of the 1970s Chicano art collective, Los Four, Romero and fellow artists Carlos Almaraz, Beto dela Rocha and Gilbert Lujan, helped to define and promote the new awareness of La Raza through murals, publications, and exhibitions. Los Four’s historic 1974 exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was the country’s first show of Chicano art at a major art institution.
Since then, Romero has successfully balanced a career in both the public and private arenas. He has completed over 15 murals throughout the city, and was a key contributor to the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival with “Going to the Olympics,” a large scale mural which adorns one of Los Angeles’ busiest freeways (Highway 101).