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My Painted Stairs Project in Denver CO

My Painted Stairs Project in Denver CO

Painted Stairs Project was a part of “Imagine 2020“: Denver’s Cultural Plan by Denver Arts and Venues. #IMAGINE2020 is a program advancing arts and culture in the city of Denver. They organized an art competition between the city districts of Denver. The district #5 and a councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, invited me to paint a staircase in the district she represents as a part of this event. I used street marking paint for this painted stairs mural, so it will last longer on the staircase. Please, check out my other murals using such paint: a street mural in Aurora CO > and Ground mural project for the 40 West ArtLine in Lakewood, CO. My favorite helpers: my husband Nick Angelo and daughter Aleksandra.  The design for the mural. The staircase before the mural. To see the pictures of the finished mural please visit this page in a little while > ________________________ November 2018 / Denver, CO ART BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER! Come join me on this journey I respect your...
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...
Creation of Flower Wall Mural in RINO, Denver

Creation of Flower Wall Mural in RINO, Denver

The Flower wall mural’s creation process started on May 1st, 2018. The mural is being painted on two ground level walls of a private house in River North district of Denver, CO. The client’s dog, Mei-Mei, is monitoring the process. As always, my husband Nick is helping me, taking care of our daughter Aleksandra, and painting while I’m with her. Bright hollyhocks, peonies, clematis are blooming now on previously grey walls. Even though the mural is not finished yet – the atmosphere of the yard has already changed dramatically. And it’s so fun to see the happy faces of the clients! The design for this floral mural was inspired by my previous mural with native plants and birds of Northern California in Oakland. The walls of the house before the mural: Come back in few weeks to see the finished mural! _____________ Denver, CO /...
Design for Alameda Light rail Station Mural Project

Design for Alameda Light rail Station Mural Project

The design for “Alameda” light rail station in Denver, CO was one among other projects that I created and submitted in 2017. It was an international call with hundreds of submissions from all over the world, but I still decided to participate. The building where the mural was planned to be painted on belongs to Xcel Energy. That is why it was encouraged to have elements of electricity, energy, and sustainability. It is a long wall that was wrapping the building, with many “bends” and corners. Other themes to be included were transportation and city life due to the initiator of the project, The Denver Light Rail transit system. My idea was to create a detailed mural with strong symbolic significance as well as very monumental and powerful. My design has many faces, people, and emotions in it.   I tried to interlace timeless elements of nature with modern life and with its characteristics: electricity, transportation, cities, and industrialism. At the same time, I wanted this mural to give a feeling of hope and optimism for the future.   As with a few other projects of 2017 that I wrote posts about, my design wasn’t chosen for realization. But it was fun to participate in this project, create an interesting design and learn a lot about Denver through research in preparation for it. 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” 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...
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