Thursday, July 27, 2006
Space Aliens, July 2006
I'm continually fascinated by graffiti that seems to depict space aliens. This one was just off Irving Place near Union Square. I like his weepy look.
And this big one is in Long Island City, Queens.
What's interesting is the consistent features these aliens have - the bald oval heads, the rays coming from the neck, the big saucer-like eyes. Is there a cultural source for this image, a specific movie or TV show? Or maybe this is just what we all assume an alien would look like. I remember the aliens in "Close Encounters" looking vaguely like this, but that was eons ago in pop culture terms...
At the risk of turning this into an episode of "In Search Of," you can see two more aliens here and here.