Yo dawg, I heard you like murals
I’ve lived in the Lincoln Square area of Chicago for over ten years, and in that time I’ve walked by the expansive “Shades of the Black Forest” mural at the corner of Leland and Lincoln probably hundreds of times. Maybe thousands.
It’s a lovely depiction of a small German village, partially based on the design of Lincoln Square itself. Somehow, it was only last week when I noticed that in one small section of the mural are five tiny painters… painting a mural. And this mural they’re painting, judging by rough outline they’ve gotten done so far, is a tiny representation of the larger mural itself.
Murals within murals. There’s probably a German word for this.