Posts Tagged ‘chalk’

Let’s Face It

Friday, September 29th, 2017

In the Glover Park neighborhood of Washington, DC., two new faces have appeared.

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Mouse Musketeer

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

While walking the dog this morning I came across a cute bit of sidewalk art:

 cavalier

 

I wonder how the child artist knew to place the cavalier’s sword in what would be the mouse’s right hand?  If the artist himself (let’s assume it’s a boy) was right handed, wouldn’t he be inclined to place the sword on the right side of the figure as we see it, since that’s how the young artist sees his own reflection in a mirror, and his own shadow on the sidewalk?  Or has he, after watching many a cartoon about cavalier adventures, formed an image of the sword naturally fitted to that side?  (Notice too the bent left arm, hiding the left hand behind the back, lending the figure a distinquished air.)