Murals are not always happy and full of light. This Balaclava mural is sad on so many counts. Joining with Sami for Monday Mural. Right click and open in a new window to read the text if just clicking on it is not enough.
Very sad indeed. But sadness has its place.
EC, that is life. We are made to deal with all emotions.
Someone's pet got attacked by another? Is that what I'm looking at?
Kirk, please read River's comment below.
The pain in that mural is palpable.
Anger and pain, Caro.
I can't read the words but there is a lot of angst in the painting. I like it as an image.
Cro, River explains below.
Oh dear, so sad.
Margaret, it is bad enough when one dog kills another, but this is terrible.
The image and the words tell me someone Sudanese killed someone's pet cat "Buddy" for fun? There are gangs of Sudanese here in Adelaide, who are fighting "territory wars" with each other, just young boys they are, none is even 20 yet. I'm sure there are "good" Sudanese people out there, but I have become a little prejudiced since one mugged my son and left him for dead several years ago.
River, as I remember there was more than one, but you have the essence of it. Yes, of course the vast majority of Sudanese are fine, but there is this horrific minority who take no notice of the law, let alone personal decency. It's the old story of bringing too many immigrants from one area over a short time. How awful about your son. Naturally such experiences affect people's thinking.
We had a Cat Killer in Brighton recently. I think he killed about a dozen. Luckily he was caught and is now in prison. There are weird people about; Sudanese or not!
Cro, and I believe when young people do that, they can go on to become killers of humans. The lack in empathy in the most dire way.
It seems like some sort of shrine. I don't like it. It gives me an irksome feeling.
Yes YP, I don't see it as a pleasant mural, more an emotional outburst painted on a wall. I am ok with that.
Doubly sad, in the tinge of racism. Evil people come in all nationalities, pointing out the national origin of killers, feeds a prejudious. The memorial to a lost pet / family member is touching, but at the same time racist.
Quite so TP, but if you put yourself in her position..I understand.
If it helps him/her to process I am all for it. I feel the pain. It's awful.XOWWW
WWW, yes it is a terrible crime and I hope they were prosecuted.
Sudan is a country that is war torn. We don't hear much about it, because it has nothing that big government wants...no minerals, oil reserves, etc. So they fight these never ending civil wars. Child soldiers, actual children kidnapped, brutality, ugliness, torture, violence...the world knows nothing about it. Here's a story about a cat, a beloved cat. Buddy the cat. People will react far more viscerally to the violent death of a cat than they will the violent deaths of hundreds of men, women, and children. The mural is horrifying. It is meant to be. It is a reflection of a war-torn country.
Debby, except in this case they were possibly born in Australia and torn between cultures and parents don't receive the respect they would normally receive from their children in their former country. It is a very tiny minority but it certainly makes the news, often in inflammatory reporting, something I'm sure you know about.
Is there any way to get the story behind these murals. I am so curious. I assumed that it happened in Sudan.
Such a sad mural. Our world is sadly full of violent, revengeful, insensitive people. Wars, deaths, displaced communities, children with a bleak future... Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Andrew
Sami, it is terribly sad and I feel for the owner. Just horrible.