Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Mural: Temescal mural

Last year I showed you this large mural project under construction.  Here are a couple of details from the mural.  The project covers a freeway overpass and most of its support pillars in the Temescal-Telegraph neighborhood.
The dominant motif represents Temescal Creek which now flows underground in this neighborhood.  The mural has been so successfully received by the community, that the colored lines representing the flowing water of the creek have now been adopted for the neighborhood banners on Telegraph Avenue.

If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme's for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  You get to decide what constitutes a mural.  Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters.  Looking forward to the mural finds posted this week.

22 comments:

  1. So colorful, so beautiful,I like these murals.

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  2. I echo what Carola said, these are really nice.

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  3. They'd put a smile on anyone's face!

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  4. JUst beautiful. I love the colors of the art.

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  5. Excellent mural. I like the way the artist has expressed what is in his mind.

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  6. What a great idea for a mural. More cities should do this - but I guess graffiti is always a worry.

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  7. I love the colors - and what a wonderful use of the columns! Perhaps the graffiti "artists" will respect the work and not deface it. One can only hope! Beautiful work - thanks for showing it!

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  8. Nice images of this mural.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  9. For something that is so exposed to the elements, Carolyn, this mural is ageing extremely well. I wonder if 'they' update the colours every so often. I love that big bird. Is it a crane or a jabiru ... or something?

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  10. Love it, I am so amazed that cities are finally letting artist decorate underpasses et.al. Such a wonderful moment for drivers to use, such a fascinating canvas, and a great way to expose the arts to people in an unusual place. Anxious to see more.

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  11. The colours are so beautiful, it makes such an underpass so much prettier to pass. Mostly it is creepy grey.

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  12. Love the frog part !

    Hope it will all survive the next earthquake ?

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  13. Very cool mural and location for one. Looks like that passer-by is hardly noticing. She's missing a great sight.

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  14. The perfect place for such a colouful mural!

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  15. This sure livens up the underpass!

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  16. That's just charming. I don't know the work temescal but it makes me imagine a rare Mexican liquor that might do unexpected things to your brain.

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  17. oow, i always like bridge pillars that are painted. people can be so creative and these are really pretty!

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  18. Beautiful colors, lovely pictures!

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  19. It's so colorful and bright, and the story about the underground creek is so interesting - I love everything about this mural.

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