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Friday, October 12, 2012

There's A Giant Trompe L'Oeil Daddy Longlegs Mural Out the Window of the Space Needle

Posted by on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Artist Marlin Peterson painted it, on a grant from Artist Trust. It's hard to tell in this video how well you can actually see it from the Space Needle, so you may need to rent a helicopter to scare your relatives when they visit this holiday season. ("Hey, no, I'm just thinking a casual helicopter ride over downtown." This could become a thing.) Still: neat.

(Reported on Laughing Squid.)

 

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Unregistered User 1
Those are harvestmen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opiliones

These are the REAL daddy long-leges:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholcidae

(Don't even talk to me about crane flies)
Posted by Unregistered User on October 12, 2012 at 2:01 PM · Report this
Unregistered User 2
Those are harvestmen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opiliones

These are the REAL daddy long-leges:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholcidae

(Don't even talk to me about crane flies. Also, cool!)
Posted by Unregistered User on October 12, 2012 at 2:02 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 3
Next Slog Happy: in the sky!
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on October 12, 2012 at 2:03 PM · Report this
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Well, since "daddy long legs" is merely the common name for both, they are both right and wrong.
The mural is best enjoyed in rare Seattle sunny weather, in the middle of the day. FYI the span of the widest point on the female is about 100 feet. Check out my website for more details on the process: www.marlinpeterson.com
Posted by marlinpeterson http://www.marlinpeterson.com on October 12, 2012 at 2:40 PM · Report this
Sben 5
I was in the Space Needle elevator last weekend. I was at the back, so couldn't see it myself, but people up front pointed it out pretty quickly on the ride down.
Posted by Sben on October 12, 2012 at 2:52 PM · Report this
Beetlecat 6
@1/@2 -- this is like getting into an argument about pop/soda/coke.
Posted by Beetlecat on October 12, 2012 at 3:04 PM · Report this
rob! 7
I absolutely love these things (3D-in-2D, not necessarily spiders). I understand the whole drawing-on-the-right-side-of-the-brain negative-space concept for putting simple real-world objects on paper, but I somehow can't make the leap to complex scenes. And that's OK—befuddlement and misdirection is behind our delight in magicians.

CLICK! ME!
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on October 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM · Report this
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I love this. So much.
Posted by Nitidiuscula on October 12, 2012 at 7:26 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 9
Fucking awesome.
Posted by Ipso Facto http://therealnews.com on October 12, 2012 at 11:41 PM · Report this
McJulie 10
@1
Arachnerd!

I just wanted to say that.
Posted by McJulie on October 13, 2012 at 7:56 AM · Report this
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Down right KICK ASS! Congratulations to the artist. Very well done.
Posted by marstine on October 14, 2012 at 8:30 PM · Report this
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Down right KICK ASS! Congratulations to the artist- very well done.
Posted by marstine on October 14, 2012 at 8:34 PM · Report this

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