Surreal Mural

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The above image is a three-frame panorama I shot Saturday of the recently installed mural on Descanso just south of Sunset in Silver Lake (pinpoint map). No idea who the artist or artists are/were or what the meaning — if any — there is to the piece, featuring a green-eyed/blue-eyed cat, two ducklings, a Fedora’d dog on one side and a tank/purple ape on the other.

All I know is that it replaced the lovely and long-standing “Angels of Music” mural (partial image here; artist or artists also unknown) that had stood reprehensibly defaced so severely for the better part of the past year. Welcome to the neighborhood!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."