Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Mural



This mural is a community based art project which transformed the 2,300 square foot Carlstedt’s building wall on Gaines Street into a Tallahassee nature and wildlife scene, featuring hawks, egrets, turtles, and woodpeckers. The Florida State University Department of Art Education worked in conjunction with the annual Seven Days of Opening Nights Festival and the City of Tallahassee to complete the mural in 2012. As you can see from the second shot, I had a hard time getting the entire mural into one photo. I would have had to cross a busy street with bumper to bumper traffic which would have partially blocked the mural. I plan on showing a different section of the mural each week. Today I am starting with a very pretty woodpecker. You can read more information about the mural here.

Linking to Monday Mural.

21 comments:

Revrunner said...

Love the colors of the flowers.

biebkriebels said...

This is very nice painted.

Karl Demetz said...

Like the woodpecker, very nice murals!

Aimeecakes said...

Awesome - how great are community art projects!

Birdman said...

Got it! A peckerhead. GRIN.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i'm glad you'll show us more!

Sharon Anck said...

I'm glad you featured the woodpecker. I love it.

Sylvia K said...

What a great, colorful mural!! I wish buildings here in the northwest would do the same!! It surely does brighten up areas/buildings that otherwise are just DULL!! Hope your week is off to a great start, Lois!! Enjoy!

Tom said...

I can almost hear I'm pecking away. Tom The Backroads Traveller

RedPat said...

Nice section to start with, Lois!

William Kendall said...

Beautifully colourful. I'm assuming that's a pileated woodpecker by the looks of it.

VP said...

One of the best murals I have seen lately!

Bethany Carson said...

That's certainly a very pretty and colorful one!

Jack said...

Big murals get tricky, don't they? A woodpecker is a fine way to start. I love them until it is my house they are hammering on.

Linda said...

Nice! I posted a photo of a pileated woodpecker the other day. Say, I wonder if a woodpecker would peck at this mural?

Halcyon said...

I love the woodpecker! A great place to start.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Some murals just have to be shown in sections Lois, this section is lovely.

Jane said...

Gosh, it's really pretty! Is it painted or mosaic? Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!

Lois said...

Jane, it's painted. Glad you like it!

Carletta said...

I've watched and taken photos of the pileated woodpecker and I must say the artist truly captured the essence of the woodpecker beautifully.

eileeninmd said...

A lovely mural, I am glad you started with the Pileated Woodpecker. It is beautiful!