Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Many different styles

So I stand in front of this large mural and I don't see the forest I see the trees. All of the words and the ones that jump right out at me are "brilliant image" I have to say it was just great and it made me smile. That was good because I had just been the down the street in Corcoran where a grumpy guy avoided me and discussion of the neighborhood murals like the plague.

3400 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis
Modern Window Shade Co.
Across the street (technically in the Corcoran Neighborhood) is a gas station building with a similar in style & quote mural. See my post "Quotes from the Sun"

The wall reads:
One day the sun admitted
I am just a shadow
I wish I could show you
the infinite incandescence
that has cast my brilliant image!
When you are lonely or in darkness
the astonishing light
of your own being.
-Hafiz; 14th century Persian Poet

La Poblantia
1623 E Lake Street Minneapolis
Photographed on 05.10.2009
Artist Unknown

Ingebretsen's Scandinavian Gifts
1601 E Lake Street Minneapolis
I've noticed that not too many European-American descendants have murals. Anyone have thoughts on this?

1562 E Lake Street Minneapolis
Appears to be a yougth created work; this intersection had many murals of differing styles. This along a long wall of a business.

1701 E Lake Street Minneapolis
This mural shows the courtyard with few artisans & people around, la escuela (school) an a church in the background. At first I thought... why paint a mundane scene showing little life and excitement but then I reflected that perhaps its showing a down time in the day, time for siesta, reflection, or tranquility.

1 comment:

  1. Ben, these are awesome! Keep it up.
    Not sure why European-Americans don't do the mural as much; perhaps it has to do with the culture's understanding and sense of property?