A Favorite Mural

West Santa Clara Street Mural

I keep coming back to this one on West Santa Clara Street. This is just a part of it pictured above. I enjoy creating interpretations for the symbols. I enjoy seeing the historic San Jose light tower, the Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton, the Box on Mt. Umunhum, the house that looks right at home in San Jose… and then making the story of how these familiar landmarks ended up in a surreal version of the landscape that is in places anachronistic. I like to make up a story each time for the scenes in each part of the mural as I re-see them, and all versions leave me peacefully satisfied as I stare at this work and take it in.