Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bang Pt II


Here is the other half of the mural that I promised. Now what it all means is a mystery to me even though I have looked at it several times in the last week. I will leave you to your interpretations. Have a good day.

31 comments:

Olivier said...

belle référence avec cette citation peinte ,j'adore

cieldequimper said...

I'm still as baffled as yesterday but hey, isn't that supposed to be 'a good injun is a ....'? Seriously, nice colours, and something against nuclear power and for a greener world?

NixBlog said...

It gets better the more you shows, Randy!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Looks like it's trying to be a mixture of old America vs new America

Duncan In Kuantan

Cezar and Léia said...

Unfortunately I don't know much about this place, but I see signs of some nuclear dangers and maybe it's something about modern way of life oppressing people, well...besides of all color I have a upset feeling seeing this mural.
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Something to do with the wildwest and cowboys and Indians do you think Randy?

Lowell said...

I dunno! Perhaps a comment regarding the way Indians have been treated in this country in the past and the saying made famous in some of our western movies that "A good Indian is a dead Indian"?

Tanya said...

i really do like how much color they've used...what it means, don't know, but it's a great mural!

EG CameraGirl said...

WHOA! I'd sure be interested in knowing who created this mural and why. Sounds like someone has a story to tell.

Halcyon said...

It's much better in context. I rather like it and I think I get the message. :)

Luis Gomez said...

The colors and design are great as for meaning. I will come back to get some ideas.

Kate said...

It certainly is colorful. Perhaps it is a message that values the lives and cultures of Native Americans...can't tell without seeing the whole thing??!!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I love how colorful it is.

Maybe it's a political statement by a local Native American group?

Judy said...

It's still very colorful and now it's interesting. Do you know the story behind it?

Kathy said...

I agree with Kate. I think it means we should value and appreciate our Native American brothers rather than denigrate them as we have in the past.

parker said...

To me it is a statement to celebrate and acknowledge all the contributions the native people have given to New Mexico!

Sharon said...

wow, there is a lot going on in the mural and I think I'm with you on trying to figure it out. I may have to think about it today.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautiful series

VP said...

They paraphrased happily the grim old quote...

TexWisGirl said...

puzzling, but seems to be a protest against reservations near nuclear facilities or vice versa... sad.

Jarart said...

It is certainly an interesting piece of artwork. I guess it is open to interpretation but the green cloud erupting from the nuclear reactor and the hand with the knife on the other side kind of stand out to me. There is a statement being made here for sure.

Teresa said...

A picture says 1000 words, a mural says 100,000....
Love all of the color. If someone is trying to get their point across...this one would be hard to miss, but maybe not as easily interpreted.

Teri said...

To me, its a comment on what your area represents, either from the past or the present. NM was the site of the first atomic bomb being tested; that area was occupied for ages by Native American's and then they were killed and hauled away to reservations; the paint cans seem to talk about the painted desert to me...the colors that abound both in the landscape and the people of many colors. The man being held by strings is talking about being played like a puppet only the hand that holds him has LOVE written on it as a reminder for us to LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR...The Golden rule. I'm sure there is much, much more but it is hard to see from the angle that it is taken. I would be interested in seeing it from afar, all in one photo. Can you do this Randy?

Eyeliquor said...

Great stuff Randy!

RedPat said...

Possibly some comment on the effect that modern life has had on the traditional ways of the indians. Although it has an effect on all of us doesn't it?

Regina K said...

I would need to study this mural for awhile to interpret.

Jack said...

Teri seems to have a likely explanation.

Thérèse said...

It would certainly be interesting to meet the author (s) and get an explanation. For me a fresco describing what happened to the place: past and present.

Magpie said...

I think I could study this for quite some time and not be sure I understood it all. Provocative.

JM said...

Glad you showed us the other part, it's very cool too.

Carola said...

Nice Bang II, and so different from the first shot. Great mural.