City Paint Phoenix 9 – through your eyes

You might remember that in the last City Paint post about the mermaid knitting her tail, I mentioned another mural about Native American/Pacific Islander myths being melded into one vision, or something like that….well, this is that mural.  I didn’t to into much detail about it in the earlier post, but the owner of the building told me that this mural represents the joining of myths from these two cultures…or the one people trying to understand or view the other through that other’s totem or spirit animal.  You can see by the alignment of figures, from left to right, that the Pacific Islander is looking toward the right…through the Native American’s spirit animal, the wolf, to his own spirit animal, the whale…and the Native American on the far right is looking through the whale to his own animal on the far left.  That’s what I understood, anyway…and I hope it’s a fair representation in word of what the artist meant to portray when he explained it to the building owner….or what I understood the building owner to say about what the artist said…….hmm…..

If you will click on the first image in this first gallery, you’ll see the mural entire…the next four images are segments of the mural when viewed from left to right.

The second gallery contains isolation shots of what I thought were some of the more interesting portions of the mural….

And lastly, these are some angled shots that give yet another perspective….to what I think is a fascinating and remarkable bit of building art.  If you’re new to the gallery presentation of the images, you can click on any photo to be taken to a slide-show presentation of the images where you can view them in a larger format.

 

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14 responses

  1. What an intricate piece of art. So much going on.

    April 16, 2015 at 3:37 am

    • So very much going on there…makes me want to look at it in smaller bits to make sense of it all.

      April 20, 2015 at 8:58 am

  2. Not only art that’s inspiring but an art of the intellect as well. What a talent. Thanks for recording it so beautifully Scott.

    April 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    • Compelling in a few different dimensions, John….and you’re welcome.

      April 20, 2015 at 8:59 am

  3. It shows an interesting use of colors!

    April 17, 2015 at 6:25 am

    • Minimal in quantity, yet effectively applied.

      April 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

  4. I really love the close up shots, the details are amazing.

    April 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    • They almost demand a closer look.

      April 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

  5. So intricate it about makes my head spin… is that Scott in Poly-Native mural close-up 5?

    April 18, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    • I agree, Gunta…and yes, that’s the photographer accidentally captured in said image. 😉

      April 20, 2015 at 9:01 am

  6. elmediat

    Fascinating subject. Dramatic compositions. 🙂

    April 18, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    • I completely agree. 🙂

      April 20, 2015 at 9:02 am

  7. LB

    How great that you were able to talk to the artist and learn about the interpretation.

    April 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    • I actually spoke with the building owner about what the artist said…and yes, it was great to be able to get a little bit of insight into the work. 🙂

      April 19, 2015 at 2:53 pm

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