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The Wallnuts Crew's mural, left section
Long Island City, NY from my 2011 archive


The Wallnuts Crew's mural, middle section
Long Island City, NY from my 2011 archive


The Wallnuts Crew's mural, right section
Long Island City, NY from my 2011 archive


May 19, 2011

Street Art continued...

When I was a kid, I loved the circus, naturally since I was obsessed with animals. The first occupation I had professed to do when I grew up was to be "a cat catcher," which meant veterinarian. The stars of the circus were of course the clowns, perpetually smiling and oh so funny. I even liked the clown known as Ronald McDonald (I know, I know).

All that changed when Stephen King's book, "It" became a movie. From that point, clowns became scary, evil, and something to fear. I have never really looked at them the same, even now as an adult.

While out biking, I came across this circus themed mural by "The Wallnuts Crew." I definitely think the clowns in this mural belong in the "It" category. The mural is massive in scale and executed skillfully with beautiful bold colors. It lies in an alley that is the type portrayed in movies as the one you do not enter. Likely, it is an innocent alley, but the clowns got my imagination running...I think it is time for someone to make a new film about nice clowns, ones without razor sharp teeth and who do not terrorize others.