A mural painted on a garage wall in 1978 is visible during the brief days of warming weather until the buds start popping from tree branches and obscure this view from the top deck of the Coventry Village parking facility. This weather worn mural is seen through the branches and trunks of the Rock Court woods.
The artist was the late Bruce Bandzuch, who signed his work Fred Mertz. We usually called him Mertz, or Fred. He rented the garage and installed a welding studio with a wood burning stove. The two creatures were characters from his Eskimo King comics about a post-apocalyptic Cleveland of the future. When parting, Mertz sometimes told you, “Good luck in the future.” He passed away in May 1997 while fishing outside Placitas New Mexico in the Cibolo National Forest in the Sandia Mountains.