Monday, August 03, 2009

My World Tuesday #42: More My Son's World Than Mine


"Cover Shot"
Greensboro, NC - August 2009 (Click to embiggen)

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For his final year (or so) of college my son took an apartment with two other music students a few blocks from campus, and not so very far from the building that features this mural of comic book characters. I'm unsure of its origin or history, don't know how many artists may have contributed to it, but given the theme -- or at least the fact that it has an overarching theme -- I'd guess that it was sanctioned by the building's owners and whatever authorities govern this sort of thing. My favorite element? The "Jawa" from Star Wars hiding in the wrecked "T" car. Apparently even intergalactic munchkins realize that you just don't drive in Boston.
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20 comments:

The Good Life in Virginia said...

i like this...quite a whimsical and fanciful piece of art.
thanks for sharing with us.
have a wonderful evening.

Dirk said...

Very nice to see, this is also some sort of art.

Sylvia K said...

I love it!! What a great shot, Mojo! And a fun world it does appear to be!

Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

SandyCarlson said...

Of course I love it. That's another world right there in Greensboro. I love the layers. It's wonderful the way all the pieces come together. That wall is a storybook.

ewok1993 said...

I love it too. It appeals to all ages. And so beautifully created too.

Marites said...

i really like it. Quite impressive too. I'd probably be stopping at that wall and stare at them for a little while longer:) My world is here

Babooshka said...

I have been told to say this are wonderful Graphic art work not comic book characters. They really are very serious too. It's brilliant to me. I'd rather see a colourful image in a drab world.

Vita Stunder said...

This is really a piece of art!

Martha Z said...

A very interesting mural. I've been noticing a lot of them on our travels lately but haven't had the nerve to make hubby stop so I can grab a picture.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Ha! You are right on about driving in Boston!

If I were a college kid, I'd kinda dig having some art painted on a nearby apartment.

This is very cool. I'm now enlarging the picture to check out the details.

Have a great week,
Gina

T.R. said...

What a cool mural. I hope its preserved and its original artists eventually celebrated.

sixstars said...

A lot of work has gone into the painting. There are some talented painters in your town.

Arija said...

It certainly looks much more interesting than the plain brick wall.

Shadow said...

cool

snowelf said...

This is so effin cool for a geek girl like me.

--snow

Janie said...

Very cool art work!

zeal4adventure said...

WOW! It added character to that building, no doubt!

zeal4adventure said...

WOW! It added character to that building, no doubt!

Ulrica said...

Love it. Wish I could go there... This could be a perfect place to take some unusually wedding shots:)

Lil Bit said...

Now THAT f'ing rocks!!
I am a fan of good graffiti ... and this one is really v. cool.