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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Monday Mural - Life Meets Art


This mural of a scene in the redwoods is alongside the entry way to a middle school in town.
Having the living plants in the foreground appears as if part of the mural itself, or so it seems to me.

15 comments:

  1. I LOVE this mural...and on the entry way to a school - how wonderful! The entire effect is one of serenity - wonder if it helps the kids settle down before they go into the school? Have a good day, John!

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  2. The mural makes me want to visit the real thing.

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  3. What a great perspective painting, you can almost walk in the wood. And with the real plants it is even better.

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  4. Excellent mural for a school (or indeed anywhere). What with the plants out the front it almost gives it a trompe l'oeil effect.

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  5. how cool! i really did think those were painted in until you mentioned it. :)

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  6. That mural freeked me out!
    I thought this was your photo, and wanted to know where you saw it.
    A beauty!

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  7. A nice spot to stop and feel a bit of calm before entering school. Though I doubt many kids see it that way!!

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  8. Agree, it does look like as if the lavender (is it lavender?) is part of the mural as well. I find it a relaxing mural in a way, I could have this on a wall in my bedroom I guess.

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  9. The mural is a lovely backdrop for a garden.

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  10. I wonder what kinds of mushrooms you'd find in that forest? Perfect juxtaposition of really plantings with the mural to add verisimilitude. Good eye, John. Thanks for participating in this week's Monday Mural.

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  11. It certainly fooled me John.
    Murals on school walls have become a worldwide phenomenon. My cousin and her pupils in Millers Flat School, Otago NZ keep winning the Mural Masterpieces competition.

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  12. Nice! AT first I thought the plants were part of the mural.

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