South of the Border - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 35° 26.350 W 097° 31.322
14S E 634147 N 3922750
Quick Description: This is a fascinating mural located on the southwest corner of S. Walker and S. W. 25th Street.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2012 5:44:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMF9WF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:
This is an amazing mural, painted on the east wall of a one-story concrete block building occupied by Hunter Battery Warehouse (514 S. W. 25th Street). It is colorful and depicts several scenes which display Mexican and Central American culture.

The mural covers the entire length of this building and may be 100 feet wide. The north end shoes a monk or priest with an adobe mission building, a donkey and peasant. In the background is a row of mountains in the distance. The sky is painted yellow with the reddish hint of a setting sun over the mountains. Left of this is what looks like a Sun God behind an Aztec or Mayan pyramid. To the left of this, a "bandito" in a large sombrero has his left hand on a sheathed sword, and is holding a rifle in his right hand. Across his chest is a strap holding his ammunition. To the left of this is painted what looks like a masonry "totem" with religious symbols and icons, along with two trees and a strange child-sized ghoulish-looking character.

But the real eye-catcher is the south end of the mural which is painted like a stained glass window. Turquoise and purple Glass is depicted, with black lines to simulate the leaded panels. At the center is the head of Christ, and in each of the "glass" panels is a drawing of the fourteen Stations of the Cross. The detail in this portion of the mural is exquisite.

The artist's name is painted at the north end of the mural, but it so stylized that we are unable to decipher it. The best we can guess is that it says "Jerrel Vovato".
City: Oklahoma City

Location Name: East wall - 514 S.W. 25th Street

Artist: Undecipherable (see photo gallery)

Date: Not shown

Media: Paint on concrete block

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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