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My New Cherry Creek Mural coming soon in Denver

My New Cherry Creek Mural coming soon in Denver

“Symbols of Colorado” is back with a sequel mural for the Denver’s Urban Arts Fund graffiti prevention Mural Program. This week I started working on my next mural project at Cherry Creek Trail adjacent to Confluence Park. I hope Colorado will give us a nice and warm November!   The Cherry Creek mural will be painted on the walls of the creek, facing a very busy pedestrian walkway and bike path. At first, the mural was planned to be painted as a continuation of my mural “Symbols of Colorado” on W. Alameda Ave and I-25 in Denver Colorado. But when the time came for the mural to be painted, I found out that the walls will be reconstructed within the next two years. So a new location for the mural needed to be found. Cherry Creek in Denver is a local hub for muralists, both local and international. More than 20 murals had been painted there in past years. So the decision to paint a mural there was an easy one. It’ll be nice for me to have a mural on Cherry Creek in Denver. As I said above the theme for the mural is a continuation of my 2016 mural with symbols of Colorado. If my first mural showed more known Colorado symbols like the state animal, state flower, state tree, and state fish; the second mural will acquaint viewers with less known symbols: the state reptile, state dinosaur, state bird and other birds and animals native to Colorado: bison, pheasant, Cliff Swallow, woodpecker, and prehistoric looking Double-crested Cormorant. The natural views are mixed with the old city architecture, the Rocky Mountains and bright sun are an indispensable...
Graffiti Vandalism of my Mural “Viva Colorado” on Alameda and Santa Fe drive in Denver CO

Graffiti Vandalism of my Mural “Viva Colorado” on Alameda and Santa Fe drive in Denver CO

Graffiti Vandalism of my Mural “Viva Colorado” happened twice already after the mural was finished. The mural was created in September-October 2016 on Alameda and Santa Fe drive in Denver CO. To see the pictures of finished mural visit this page> Because of the large size of the mural and low budgets of the Denver public art program the city didn’t cover the mural with a costly anti-graffiti coating. The very public location of the mural, on the intersection of busy streets with lots of daily traffic and visitors to the site, unfortunately, attracts taggers and vandals. It was vandalized twice within a little more than a year of the mural existence. The first one was written right in the very center of the wall, on the face of a  Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. A day later, after the tagging appeared my husband and I rushed to fix it to prevent more tagging and graffiti from appearing. And a day later the mural was like new again: The second tag appeared on the covered wagon with the first settlers. And as with first vandalism, it was fixed as promptly as possible. The Police never found the taggers even though they have a very good system of anti-graffiti actions. To see the pictures of creation of the mural visit this blog...
“The Four Graces”, the Creation and Installation of a Four Piece Mural

“The Four Graces”, the Creation and Installation of a Four Piece Mural

The installation of the “Fall” panel. The mural project “The Four Graces” was created during November – December 2016. The pictures were painted on panels and installed on the wall of the underpass of Highway Six and Garrison street. The “Winter” panel. Installation of the panel.   The fall season is representing the agricultural past of Lakewood.     The “Summer” panel The installation of the “Spring” panel. The panels for the murals were made from Aluminum Composite Sheets that are usually used in the advertising field. The size of each panel was 10′ by 5′ so I had the pleasure to paint them in my home studio. The process of painting the “Summer” panel. The creation of the “Spring” panel. The “Winter” panel, the process of creation. To see pictures of the finished and installed murals visit it’s project page or click here> The first designs for the mural project.         The second and final designs for the mural. To see and read more about the theme and elements of the design, please visit this page > ______________________________ November December 2016 / Lakewood,...
Mural Project “The Four Graces” for the Garrison Street Underpass in Lakewood

Mural Project “The Four Graces” for the Garrison Street Underpass in Lakewood

My last mural project in 2016 is in progress! It is a four piece mural for the city of Lakewood, Colorado, the place I now call home. The mural will be installed in niches of the Garrison street and Highway 6 underpass in the end of December. This was the original design for the project. The four piece mural represents the four seasons of the year with four women of different ethnicities. Mock up of a mural on location. The spring season is shown with a Caucasian woman. Found here are the state bird: Lark Bunting with a nest, bicyclists, a flock of birds returning home, the Black Eyed Susan Flowers, a native Colorado wildflower and bees. The blooming summer is featuring a face of a Hispanic woman in a shape of the sun, inspired by traditional Mexican wall art. This piece introduces many summer activities: kayaking, bicycling, cars and trailer camping. There are few historic eateries of Lakewood here: Casa Bonita and Davie’s Chuck Wagon diner and lots of flowers including  the state flower: Rocky Mountain Columbine. The fall season is shown with an African-American woman. This piece acquaints us with the agricultural history of Lakewood, its farms, cottages, crops and harvests. Winter season is featuring a Native American woman from The Cheyenne tribe in traditional clothing. Also, this piece includes the Western line of the light rail, a train system that connects Denver metro area, the Rocky Mountains and it’s winter attractions: skiing, snowbording and horseback riding. The underpass with a mock-up of a mural. Garrison street and Highway 6 underpass now, without a mural. ___________________________ Come back in the end of December 2016 to see the finished mural and pictures of the...
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