I had a little hiatus there while I was doing some working and traveling, but I’m back! I’ve seen a couple of really interesting street art pieces lately. The first is a mural I walk by in the Barrio. All four buildings on one particular corner are painted in this trompe-l’œil mosaic style, that’s all very Día De Los Muertos-y. How multiligual was that sentence? Phew! Anyway, I love this snail.
Also, last weekend I found myself in Poughkeepsie, New York, on the Walkway over the Hudson, which is a very cool project not unlike the High Line here in the city, in which an unused elevated rail line is commandeered as public space. This trestle is really high over the Hudson, enough to give one the oolies. It was also a glorious fall day with beautiful foliage and all that good stuff. Very cool. Too bad my photos are junky. Here’s one from from lulun & kame that captures the height well.
The overflow parking area was next to this building with the most puzzling mural I’ve ever seen. A realistic octopus, a stylized and rather bovine octopus, and a submersible that looks like an anglerfish, all in the same underwater scene. What exactly were the artists going for here? In any case, I think it’s pretty awesome.