Today’s offerings of street art (I like that term) were not painted on garage doors (see Part 1) but on the brick walls of a parking lot. Below is a portrait of residents of the area coming together in unity beneath the black and grey images of the leading voices of Civil Rights movement.
The following murals seem to reflect a much earlier era, however, note the wall and beyond, towns on the hills out of reach. The graffiti on the wall reads “We didn’t cross the border; the border crossed us.” How true.
It was impossible to capture the following mural without including the top of someone’s car! Note that, although it appears to depict an Aztec priest holding an orb of some sort, in the lower middle is a man with a backpack. Hum, what to make of that? (I jest. That is an actual man with a backpack who somehow got into the picture without me noticing. He shows how large some of these murals are.)
The owners of the Victorian across from the parking lot were obviously trying to blend in.
Below are images that I really couldn’t make sense of. Can you?
Next time some of the more whimsical murals.
17 thoughts on “The Mission, Part 2: Unity”
Love the murals. Thanks.
I’m glad you like them – the best are yet to come!
The art (with or without meaning) is still better than the plain walls that sat there before the paint was applied. Self expression, isn’t it beautiful? :O)
Some of the murals required a great deal of thought and planning whereas others seemed spontaneous – but it was a great day and a fun neighborhood!
Love the art. Nice post, thanks Jan. :O)
Hi. The guy with a backpack blends right in. I wouldn’t have noticed him if you didn’t point him out.
Bye till next time.
I am not sure what those mean but do like the colors and all the uniqueness
Probably they don’t mean anything but fun for the artists!
Great paintings! August must be a street art month around the world. Our Waterford Walls festival started Thursday, but I don’t think I will get to see the artists at work this year. I will share the works later this month. These guys make the world a better place.
Oh I wish you I could be there! Look forward to the share!
I love murals! I don’t usually try to interpret them, but simply to enjoy their artistry and color.
Yes, some are definitely meant to be just enjoyed!
I may be horribly wrong but is that Mr. Santana on the first of the four last photos? I was at his gig years ago and it was pretty religious, if I say so myself.