The price of eternal vigilance is indifference.
Closed Mondays is a favorite movie short that I first saw in high school. My art teacher showed us a 16mm copy of it years ago in the late 1980’s. Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner made it in 1974 and it won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film that same year. The movie is just as delightful today as it was when I saw first saw it in class.
I was walking along 7th Avenue this afternoon and saw a young woman overseeing a digital SLR mounted on a tripod. The camera was aimed up at a building that is situated across the avenue. On the side of it, a giant mural was in the process of being painted and the camera was taking time-lapse photos of the process.
The mural was being painted by Colossal Media which “is the largest hand painted mural company in the world.” I realize now that I should have made a few photographs of my own in order to document the documentation of mural-in-progress. Next time. Instead, check out the video that I’ve included in this post. It’s a brief introduction to their work.
So, the next time you are in NYC, keep looking up and see if you can spot a hand painted mural on the side of a building. It just might be painted by Colossal.