Still Decoding ESPO’s Enormous Old City Mural — Let’s Talk Big Picture
The Mural Arts Program people were kind enough to send over some of photographer Steve Weinik’s masterful macroscopic photos of the mural, which, I should probably mention, has a title: Old City Mural. It’s nice to know the title, and it’s nice to see that it’s spelled “Old” and not “Olde.”
ESPO, as you can see, pays homage to this struggle in giant legged letters. There is a pale E, but he’s slumped over on the sidewalk, worn soles exposed. He couldn’t keep up.
While I have your attention: My annotations of this massive mural will continue on Monday (I need a break, people) and already I’m seeing some things I don’t know and don’t know how to Google. I could just ask Mr. Powers, but it’s way more fun to crowdsource. Can somebody please tell me who this dude is? He looks so familiar but I just can’t place the face.
This is part 3 of a no-end-in-sight series. Here’s Part 1. Here’s Part 2. We’ll continue with Part 4 Monday. Please email me with help regarding the weird spaceman guy. Like, is that a radiating jewel on his head? Is he wearing a helmet or a turban?