"He taught him horsemanship, archery and how to wield lasso, rein and stirrup, and what and when and how, the rites of of convivial society, of formal ceremony and the symposium; hawking, falconry and how to hunt with the cheetah; what was justice or the lack of it; what the throne and the crown meant; how to deliver orations and how to go to war and lead an army."
The Shahnameh (courtesy of R.A.W.)
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
I first noticed this bug graffiti on a retaining wall last October. It's on the east side of South Parker Road at about the Arapahoe County line. I don't drive that stretch very often so I don't know when it would have gone in, but I doubt if it was earlier than last summer.
They look kind of like roaches to me - what do you think?
The artist hit both sides of the wall. I assume the red swirls are a signature. I wonder what the significance of the single pink bug in the group of black ones might be. He/she must have pulled the juniper sapling back to paint behind it.
Seeing this reminded me of a post I did early last year about a graffiti depiction of a bison hunt on some culverts at the north end of Denver.