It Caught My Eye: Between The Pit Of Man’s Fears & The Summit Of His Knowledge


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I, for on, think the above epically detailed and amazing celebration of Rod Serling and his “The Twilight Zone,” which I found today next to the vacant lot on the corner of Beverly Boulevard at Commonwealth (pinpoint map) in Historic Filipinotown is The Most Awesome Mural Ever — and not just because as a diehard “zoner” geek it’s my favorite television series of all time. Along with a portrait of Serling, you’ve got iconic characters such as Talking Tina from “Living Doll”, one of the aliens from “The Invaders,” the doc from “Eye of the Beholder” and the jet and wing-dancing gremlin from “Nightmare at 20,000 feet.”

The 2011 work is signed by “DOCBAMCKRH” but Google gave me nothing when searching for that as the keyword. Anyone know who did this?

6 Replies to “It Caught My Eye: Between The Pit Of Man’s Fears & The Summit Of His Knowledge”

  1. I’ve never been good at reading burners so I don’t know what the names are, but KRH and BAMC are crews, so I’m guessing DOC is also. I’ve been watching this go up (forever, it seems like) and wanting to like it, but, while I can get behind it conceptually and I LOVE the b&w and I prefer it to the perpetually tagged wall that preceded it, the amateur quality of the art kind of leaves me cold. I’d easily trade it for yet another ubiquitous Cache mural.

    1. Since I indeed look at this work through fanboy glasses, when you write about its amateur quality leaving you cold methinks you’re being a weeeee bit too critical. But perhaps I missed the memo that dictated works such as this are more about the art and less about the heart.

      1. Damn, we obviously need to hire a new mailboy in this office, ’cause that shiftless bastard clearly never delivered my copy of the other memo dictating that we all like the same art for the same reasons!

        1. No sweat. I myself failed to post my memorandum outlining what defensive reaction could be expected from me when my enthusiasm for something pleasantly surprising gets undercut by people who find fault in it enough to readily cover it over with something more “professionally” done.

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