Arizona, Art, Murals, Native American, Navajo, Road Trip, Southwest, Street Art, Travel
Just drove north of Flagstaff along Highway 89 up to Kanab. I used to commute from Flagstaff up to Tuba City for work, so a stretch of this was very familiar to me. I was pleasantly surprised to see one new element along the road, a certain amount of street art.
The subject matter is rather distinctive, but I can’t help thinking one of the best things about this material is the background.
An elderly Navajo working one of the craft stands told me there were a couple different people in the area putting these up. I don’t know much more.
Thought I’d share.
(Click to embiggen!)
P.S. My girlfriend tells me I’m not supposed to include the pictures of the child and a goat on account of she accidentally picked up a black ant taking pictures of those herself. We ejected the hitchhiker on the outskirts of Page. A little Hydrocortisol and a couple Advil had us on our way. The cycle of pain may continue once she realizes what I did here. I’m not a praying man, but your kind thoughts would be appreciated.
What a treat for you to stumble upon these pieces of art!
I hope your girlfriend hasn’t discovered what you’ve done.
The punishment was severe. 🙂
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MURALS. LOVE THESE.
You are very kind. Thank you Heather.
Now that was a gift to see – sorry about the ants tho
It really was great to see these as we drove along. As to the ant, he gave us a story. Admittedly, I didn’t suffer for it. So, I guess it’s easy for me to be philosophical about it. 🙂
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Thank you Grandtrines
Street art on 89 near Cameron. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43577246@N02/27138734425/in/album-72157666161915174/
I can’t believe I missed that one. Thank you for posting the link.
Another, flip side of part of the first, near Cameron: https://www.flickr.com/photos/43577246@N02/26532874294/in/album-72157666161915174/
Thank you Swapna.
Just saw the image with the stencil of the boy. Looks identical to the one I saw in LA in February which I posted here… (https://carrotroom.wordpress.com/2016/03/12/street-art-february-2016/)
The artist must get around.
It’s strange to see street art that wouldn’t look out of place on the streets of Paris in such an unfamiliar setting.
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