“AESOPICA” / DXTR THE WEIRD / LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 2016
“AESOPICA” – AESOP’S FABLES / DXTR THE WEIRD / LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 2016
DXTR The Weird recently painted a stunning mural in Louisville, Kentucky. We asked him to tell us the story behind “Aesopica” and are more than pleased to share it with you:
“I like to add meaning to the symbolism that I’m painting. In this case, the elements are based on fables by the greek fabulist and storyteller Aesop.
If you look closer, each icon and panel tells a story, but all together the complete composition looks more like an abstract composition of cryptic symbols.
On the far left part for example, we see a pot and a plate. This symbolizes the story of the fox and the stork. I could go deeper now, but to keep it short, this little fable is saying that you should treat other people like you want to be treated. A bit more to the right we see the fable of the lion and the mouse. This story symbolizes that we are stronger when we help each other, no matter what kind of race we are or where we come from.
We also see an ant and a dove symbol with a wooden stick. In this fable the dove safes the ant’s life and this story symbolizes that we should be thankful to our helpers and close ones. And so it continues: Each symbol represents one of those fables by Aesop.”
– DXTR, Louisville, Kentucky, 2016.
Mad props DXTR, keep up the amazing work.