Sunday, December 4, 2016

Monday Mural: mystery mask

This mural can be found off Park Blvd. near Lake Merritt.  It has an interesting mixture of elements from multiple cultures.  I like the dragon with the brush in his mouth.  It may be a reference to the crew that painted it.  If Desi reads this, he'll set me straight.  The figure to the right reminds me of Javanese iconography, especially with the kris in his hand.  The central face is a mash up of different cultural styles but especially makes me think Aztec meets Rorschach.  All in all, a composition that makes you pay attention.

Welcome to Monday Mural:  if you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you; just follow the Linky steps below.  You decide what constitutes a mural.  Once you start looking, you find them everywhere.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to your mural finds posted this week.  Google+ users, please configure your post so we all can leave a comment.  Thanks.

“ Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”  Rev. John Watson

12 comments:

  1. You sure have a bunch of dragons there.

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  2. Indian, chinese and aztec symbols in one. The artist knows his classics.

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  3. Interesting mural with all the different symbols of cultures.

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  4. Quite different with all the various cultural symbols.

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  5. It's pretty dynamic ODP, definitely one to get you thinking.. always a good thing as far as the artist is concerned I'm sure :)

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  6. Lots to see in this one! Thanks for hosting us!!

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  7. Mr. E, Desi and Daz in 2009. My trade for a bottomless cup of coffee at Woody's (that's still honored!). Mask is my original style for letters that I developed in Chicago growing up. Later adopted into a straight mask (as seen in this piece). Character on the right is Cambodian, not Japanese. Dragon is just Mr. E. being creative.

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  8. Wow, that is quite a mixture of styles! Well worth a supply of coffee!

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