Untitled [Skeletons, snake, scorpion and chains]

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Title

Untitled [Skeletons, snake, scorpion and chains]

Subject

Skeleton
Snakes
Scorpions
Chains

Description

Depicts skeletons, a twin-headed snake, a scorpion with a forked tail, and chains against a pink background.
"Originally, artist Ellen Rutt painted a mural on the building but the brick was falling apart so they patched it and it required it to be painted over since there was so much that needed to be patched up so we were asked to do it. Ellen is a friend and she was totally aware and cool with it! On the light pole next to it she had painted it black and white to go along with the mural she painted so we kept that and just added some rainbow around the middle to make it a little bit of both of us. The piece we painted has to do with duality- the number two is present throughout the entire mural- two skeletons, two tails (on the scorpion), two heads (on the snake). The scorpion represents death while the snake represents rebirth through the shedding of its skin. The mace represents destruction while the broken chain represents freedom. The skeleton with the scorpion and mace (this skeleton represents failure or doubt) has a silver tooth representing the moon (night) and the skeleton with the third eye (representing wisdom and enlightenment) has a gold tooth representing the sun (day). The mural goes across two walls and it was painted by two people which goes along with the number two being present throughout the mural." -Shaina Kasztelan

Creator

Shaina Kasztelan
Heidi Barlow

Publisher

Murals in the Market

Date

Date Created: 2017
Date Photographed: 2021-11-10

Format

Medium: BEHR MARQUEE paint, Montana spray paint
Support: Brick and masonry
Extent:
NW side - Approximately 14' x 30'
SE side - Approximately 12' x 43'

Language

English

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

DMM-2021-006

Has Version

Early images:
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Spatial Coverage

Address: NW and NE sides of 2740 Alfred St
Coordinates: 42.349062223549424, -83.03824138055232

Geolocation

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Collection

Citation

Shaina Kasztelan Heidi Barlow, “Untitled [Skeletons, snake, scorpion and chains],” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed September 26, 2022, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/402.