August 05, 2010

“Scout” Revisited

Cartoon Gardeners

Remember when we wrote about this mural a few days ago? Well, local arts blog ReadysetDC provided some more details. The mural is titled “Scout” and was painted by native Washingtonian Kelly Towles.  Filmmaker/travel writer Sebastien Tobler made this movie about the mural and the subject of childhood exploration.  Very cute.

SCOUT from Kelly Towles on Vimeo.

Categories: Diversions, Recreation

3 Replies

  1. I’m a big fan of art and murals, but I’m having a hard time not considering it a blight on the neighborhood. It’s interesting and colorful but also creepy, gloomy and freakish. I describe it as “Native American Zomby Clowns in Wonderland meets a North Korean prison camp.” Whereas I’d enjoy pondering it in a gallery, I don’t think it’s the right choice for a 40 foot mural in such a public space.

    And regarding the video of the cute little girl, I’m sure she’d wake up terrified and screaming if her childhood exploration conjured up “Scout.”

    ML - August 5, 2010 @ 2:58 pm
  2. How is this a blight on the neighborhood? Have you seen the vacant, overgrown lots in the area? Have you seen the abandoned church that’s practically falling down a couple blocks away? Have you seen the Section 8 housing that harbors crime and hampers social progress? THAT is blight. This mural is simply an expression of art that is painted on a very large canvas. I think it is MUCH better than the stark white wall that was there before. It is creative, eclectic, and something I would like to see more of!

    AP - August 6, 2010 @ 1:10 am
  3. I don’t think its a blight at all. Its one of my favorite things in that neighborhood.. I actually would love to get married under it. (one less wall covered in homeless urine)

    skellie - November 30, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

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