Monday, June 4, 2012

Armed



Here is something interesting that I found in the Railyard area. I think it was one of those wheatpaste decals that I have posted before. He looks pretty threatening with that automatic weapon. I hope this week isn't a threatening one. Have a good one everybody!

25 comments:

Eyeliquor said...

homeland security 1513

Kate said...

I'm not sure about the message, Randy, but I doubt that it's one that would warm the cockles of one's heart. I guess I'm a little surprised at the militant nature of the image. Doesn't square with my own image of Santa Fe.

Luis Gomez said...

Pretty much!

Tanya said...

how odd! have a great week :)

Ron said...

Nice find.

TexWisGirl said...

things would have been so different if back in the day...

Sharon said...

It looks very out of character to me.

Judy said...

I have seen quite a few of these decals pasted around town and also on the reservations up north but none like this one.

parker said...

Reminds me of Wounded Knee! Vigilent is the word that comes to mind.

Randy I have read and enjoyed all your posts that I missed while I was on my trip. Always fun to see what you come up with!

Lúcia said...

I like the Native, but I don't like to see him with the weapon. It makes me think about the white men trying to make them look threatening...

Lowell said...

Fascinating! And there's a message here. The latest in weaponry always finds its way into everyone's hands ... of course, the U.S. being the largest suppliers of arms around the world doesn't help!

Super photo!

JM said...

It would be very cool without the gun.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Just doesn't quite fit Randy, people do the oddest things oui!

Traveling Hawk said...

Like Kate, I have mixed feelings about this. What should the message be? Why a threatening Native-American? I want to stay with the old image, carrying a tomohawk but better a peace-pipe.

Sandy said...

You're right, it's a threatening image. I hope my week isn't that way. Thanks Randy. Have a nice week. =)

Cezar and Léia said...

You have clever eyes, this painting is wonderful!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Strange. Looks more like a cross between Homeland Security 1890 and 2000 than 1492...

RedPat said...

Rather ominous!

NixBlog said...

Quite effective in that particular place, Randy.

Halcyon said...

Quite odd!

Regina K said...

I'd like it without the weapon.

Magpie said...

Threatening is right! What an unusual concept. Hope your week is going well also. How did the project end up? Did I miss you telling us about it?

becky said...

Yikes... yup, I don't care for guns. I do like the idea of painting/decaling utility boxes w/ art though.
Hope your week is off to a great start, Randy.

VP said...

I find this funny and I am incapable to see all these dark implications about the modern rifle. It is probably only some sort of humour based on an anachronism...

Quynh Le said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! It's great!