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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Snake mural slithers into Echo Park landscape

After several weeks of work and countless gallons of paint, a team of artist last month completed what now ranks as Echo Park’s largest mural on the brick building that houses Bedrock Studios. The 12,000 square-foot mural is  titled “Magic Is Real,” which features a large snake (or, depending on your view, what looks like a large intestine)  that wraps around the two sides of the building on Allesandro Street near Glendale Boulevard..

The mural by a group of street artist known as Cyrcle. is the first piece created for their upcoming solo show, “Organized Chaos,” which examines the relationship between chaos and order and chaos and evolution. So what is  “Magic Is Real” about and what does it have to do wit chaos and evolution? A statement issued by Cyrcle explains.

The Ouroborus (snake eating itself), which runs through the letters of the phrase “Magic Is Real,” represents the state of cyclicality and recreation necessary for evolution to occur.

An artist associated with Cyrcle said the mural was made from a combination of spray paints and a custom mix of tints and other paint. “Our goal is to beautify the neighborhood and share a positive, engaging message with the public,” he said.

14 comments

  1. Not generally a fan of murals per say due to the often low standard of artistic quality (just my personal opinion, others may disagree), but the impressive skill level of these artists puts this one in a different category than most of them. Well done.

  2. Livens up the immediate area. Maybe the motorcycle shop needs a mural and the taggers will respect that end of the street. Awesome project Cyrcle and Bedrock Studios.

  3. joannna elizabeth

    NICE!

  4. A nice thing to see every day on my way home from work. They did a really good job!

  5. way to ruin a historical red brick building. the art’s great but why didnyou have to use that “canvas”?

  6. I lived in the apartment building next to this building. I love it. I am a HUGE protector of historic buildings, but I would hardly call this brick building historically significant. It was a brick box with zero detail.

  7. echo parks largest retarded mural

  8. That place used to be a swapmeet. Look how far its gone! Great piece.

  9. Not into the design. Too busy. how about a couple of cool monster heads instead?

  10. PEAL!

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