Another pretty wonderful mural within a mural. Apart from the generally skillful execution of the overall piece - 2 point perspective, good use of fairly naturalistic colors - it incorporates the questionable Corvette tail light bumper modification, though it looks like the pinstriping might be left out.
The over the top way he presents himself - the peculiar title, the scrolls, the church music and radiating sunlight - makes me wonder if the haircut and oversized glasses are meant to suggest that he’s already undergoing a ritualistic head shrinking.
This first one is among the most interesting murals, since it shows the rear of the truck, the mural shows the mural itself. It is far more common for it to be a front view, so you never see the tailgate.
However, I’m including that truck together with the second one because the most disarming feature of both is a shared problem with perspective. Given the size of the truck in the murals, the woman in each of them might be between 15 and 25 feet tall.
Also, the truck in the first mural doesn’t include the cap over the bed, as the actual truck has, which raises question about how permanent something needs to be to get included in the mural.
The Re-Made American Master Plunger. Really good interview.
This made me stumble on this old Metafilter question about whether those old timey round cartoon bombs were real. They were.
This could be considered religious, because of the cathedral, but the way it is presented makes it seem more like it is acting more as a civic landmark, rather than a particularly religious building.
Very strong use of perspective and depth, which is somewhat unusual.
Bigfoot #1 has a mural of itself.
(This is the cartoon starring Bigfoot that I watched over and over when I was little)
This is the final day of our focus on religiously themed truck murals, and maybe the start of the “fever dream” series. The mural identifies the scene on the left side of the tailgate is in Tanhuato de Guerrero, which we can find with street view,.
The woman that is having some difficulty with her clothes draws attention from the most interesting part of the piece, which is the flaming overturned car behind the truck. There’s probably a story there.
The mural does a nice job of including the rest of the truck’s paint work and body modifications.
Day 2 of our study of religiously influenced murals, featuring a selection of trucks with murals of themselves and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The first one is extremely similar to this one, which is missing a truck.
This American Life, I’m Ira Glass. Each week on our show, we choose a theme and bring you different trucks with murals of themselves with that theme.
This is the start of a 3 day series where we’ll focus on trucks with more religiously influenced recursive murals of themselves.
Of these, I think the second is my favorite - apart from the unicorn, I like the overhead perspective and the Christ kind of reminds me of Gauguin in a way.
Possibly the most straightforward example of a truck with a mural of itself.
I’ve been thinking about buying a few thousand lightbulbs, labeling them “gluten free” and re-selling them at farmer’s markets.