It's been said that April is the cruelest month. I've never quite understood why, but as life goes on I've noticed that things seem to converge at this time of year, and when interactions increase, so do chances for misunderstanding, deceit, and conflict. You have to wonder if there was a wisdom of putting U.S. Tax Day in the middle of April. We'll have to dissect this at another point, but think about it.
Nuff jibba jabba! Here's Thursday's mural!
|Artists: MSK, AWR, YSS, Sun and Moon Deities of the Lavanderia, paint on stucco.|
These foreboding figures tower over you as you park your car in this lot and head into the corner lavanderia at Melrose and Edgemont to freshen your undies (oops, now there's a nuther set to throw in ... heh, heh ...).
So we have a rather Egyptian-looking, male, sun deity on the left (with a sun mandala behind him, just in case you were too stoopid to fiture it out), and a blue-skinned, female moon deity right behind him.
If you've got a dirty mind (and what male doesn't now and then?), you look at her posture and the look on her face and you wonder where her left hand is.
Mr. Clueless Sun-God seems to working a keyboard, bedecked as he is with this yin-yang headlamp, totally ignoring the babe behind him (I guess he's had that flavor too long ...). Neverthless, three
sinuous green protrusions out of his back seem erect enough to at least bother with tickling her neck.
Also did you ever stop and think that we ALL have blue skin and look like this in dim moonlight? This is us at our sexiest. Think about it.
To the left of this "old-married" couple is some fine graffiti word art. These photos were taken in the bright winter midday sun so I had to bring up the saturation a bit to recapture some of the color.
This "production" mural has been up for years now, so it's a bit sun-baked and faded in person, but it's a lot of fun.My impression about it was that it was a sci-fi theme, but now that I've captured it here on the blog for the "Online Museum of East Hollywood Street Art" I see that I was wrong and it's pedigree is ancient, although Egyptian moon deities did not wear bikini tops. (I'll have you know that I know this from personal experience.)
The little cartoon birds are all looking up admiringly from down below, again, just in case you couldn't figure out what was really important to look at in this mural.
Are any of you even bothering to read all of this text? "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain." Nah, I didn't think so.
Hope you're all having a good week. I've had better. I had to sit in a jury box for six full work days listening to attorneys beat each other's team down, not allowed to move, and my back is now paying the price. I oughta sue... just kidding.
Here's the look of the whole thing.
Have a wonderful weekend.