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The Horse's Mouth - Riffs and Licks
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The Horse's Mouth
Photo_040608_002.jpgDriving down to Red Hook yesterday (for a workshop on fingerpicked blues with Mamie Minch of the Roulette Sisters, at the fabulous Jalopy Theater And School Of Music) I stopped to take some photos of a strange mural on a construction wall along Third Street in Gowanus. Entitled "The Horse's Mouth," it depicts ghosts on horseback, the ghosts of the men who fought battles of the Revolutionary War pretty much right on that spot.

The artist's web site, www.pasqualinaazzarello.com, doesn't give much information about it, and I'm not linking directly to it because it's a somewhat hostile browser-resizing flash site, but she's done another construction-wall mural at an NYU construction site in the Village, as well as work in Brooklyn restaurants and other public spaces.




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From: narode Date: April 11th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Horse's mouth

Brings to mind the East River prison ships used by the British to hold captured American soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Most of those prisoners died of disease or starvation, and the bodies were cast overboard. Don't remember exactly where along the Brooklyn waterfront those ships were moored, but I believe not far from thevGowanus Canal.

The murals are quite intriguing.
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