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Valencia Art Wall – Let Freedom Ring (But No Bunnies…)

June 15, 2009
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A couple of new additions to the VAW this weekend. As usual, click to zoom.

Dance, Dance Revolution:

VAW dancers

Let Freedom Ring:

let freedom ring

(OK, I get the snakes. But the bunny, WTF?  Maybe in Australia, but not exactly the core complaint of the rebellious Americans against their British overlords.)

UPDATE: I don‘t get the snakes.

Of course, there is my current animal-of-mystery issue — something taking a crap in the same location in my backyard each night. Needless to say, I am not amused and am looking for a bird of prey for hire.  Rest assured, this mysterious animal will be revealed via infrared night camera, as long time readers will remember from the Tomato Troubles.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2009 10:07 am

    I always associated an eagle with a snake in its talons with the Mexican coat of arms, you know, on the flag.

    The rabbit is also confusing. What are the allusions? Stupid oblique art.

  2. June 16, 2009 10:54 am

    Hmmm, yeah — I now see a definite conflict with Sam the American Eagle taking out the slithering ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ New England serpent. (Hey, I bet you it’s about gay marriage!)

    Via that wikipedia link, it looks like the Mexican flag has its own set of contradictions — the Aztec codicies never showed the eagle (the Aztec sun god) taking out the snake (the earth god and/or Quetzalcoatl). It’s all due to a mistranslation – “the snake hisses” got mistranslated from Nahuatl as “the snake is torn.” (Thanks, Spanish priests!)

    Now I’m really confused. Thanks, art!

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