Sioux Falls Art Mystery of the Day

So today I decided to go take some picts of the new murals. Below are some pictures of the deer mural. The top picture was from last week, the bottom picture is from today. The third eye on the deer was painted over. I asked someone today associated with the project (not the artist) what happened to the the third eye, they didn’t know, but I suspect they will be looking into it. I don’t think the mural is finished yet – maybe it is?

The definition of a third eye;

The third eye (also called the mind’s eye, or inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept of a speculative invisible eye, usually depicted as located on the forehead, which provides perception beyond ordinary sight.

One of the most powerful and important gods in Hinduism, Shiva is referred to as Tryambaka, or “the three eyed one” in the Rig Veda, a Hindu scripture from around 1500 BCE. In visual art, Shiva is often depicted with a third eye, and his worshippers believe he uses the third eye to manifest his powers. In the Sanskrit epic poem the Mahabarata, Shiva reduces Kama, the god of desire, into ashes with his third eye. Allegorically, this connects the third eye with wisdom and enlightenment—Shiva possesses the power to destroy the universe in order to recreate it.

I’m not sure if the eye was painted over due to censorship, or if the artist just said, “You know what, I really don’t think it looks good.”

As you may or may not know, the wall is owned by Mayor TenHaken, but I’m not sure where the funds came from to pay the artists – assuming they got paid.

Hopefully we will get some answers.


#1 D@ily Spin on 10.26.19 at 11:06 pm

Some sort of cult. Must be Swedish aliens.

#2 The ghost of Pettigrew on 10.27.19 at 7:58 pm

The once eye is further proof that there is a link between the Knights Templar and the Dutch Mafia. Opus Dei is also involved. Meaning what remains of Seney Island beneath the water level bares the true treasurers, which some mistakenly are trying to recover at Oak Island.

#3 D@ily Spin on 10.28.19 at 12:08 pm

Nobody noticed the oversized ears and the collar (bottom pic). Sup with the thorny nose and oversized forehead? Wall murals are not approved in the city unless commissioned by the mayor. Perhaps the artist is pointing out this suppression.