City Paint 6.2 – Progress Report on “Becoming”

If you’ll scroll back to “City Paint 6.1 – Becoming,” you’ll see the first two weeks’ progress on this western-themed mural that happens to be on the wall that encloses a parking lot behind a gun store, of all things.  This is the third installment of the mural’s progress, the first two being covered in the earlier post.  By the amount of work that’s been done since the last set of shots, it looks like it might be completed during this next week.

The first three shots are the three panels of the mural that are similar to the photos from the earlier post, presented in order from left to right.

And the final four photos are close-ups of the significant pieces of the mural, offered to show greater detail of the work….

27 responses

  1. So enjoying this!!!

    April 23, 2012 at 7:01 am

    • Thank you, Bonnie…so am I. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

  2. That’s interesting. I can’t think of anywhere else I could see this process unfold, so thank you for showing it.

    April 23, 2012 at 7:12 am

    • It is a rather unusual event to witness…feel rather fortunate for having found it. You’re welcome, Allen. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

  3. Fascinating and such talent you are witnessing!

    April 23, 2012 at 7:43 am

    • Thank you, Robyn…it’s incredible “in person.” Very fascinating. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 8:15 am

  4. George Weaver

    An interesting interpretation of the theme. The Indian bodies are like Avatars. A post-modern mural. WOW. This is really cool.

    April 23, 2012 at 7:57 am

    • Very Wow, George…and very much like avatars. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 8:17 am

  5. This is good. Thank you Scott.

    April 23, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • You’re welcome, Chillbrook…and thank you, too. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 9:20 am

  6. dianne

    these sure are amazing, i enjoyed.. ; )

    April 23, 2012 at 10:07 am

    • Thank you, Dianne. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  7. It’s interesting to see this all fill in. I love the fact that it is behind a gun store and so very red. Thanks for telling such a fascinating story in pictures. I’m getting a lot out of it.

    April 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

    • You are very welcome, Nancy…I’m glad you’re enjoying it. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

  8. Love graffiti art, well done! These are awesome…

    April 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    • Thank you, Lazaro. I appreciate your comment. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

  9. Wow it is really coming along. It is going to be amazing when it is done.

    April 23, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    • I think it will be very amazing, incredible when it’s done, Leanne…can’t wait to see it all together…although I will miss the anticipation of watching it unfold…. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  10. Love watching this unfold! The detail is awesome (much overused word, but seems appropriate here)… thanks for sharing it with us, your faithful followers! Ain’t it wonderful to happen across this sort of thing and then to have the whatever-it-takes to capture it?

    April 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    • It has been so wonderful, Gunta, watching it happen and being able to share it as I have…. It’s been a lot of fun watching it and reading everyone’s comments…lots of fun. Thank you. 🙂

      April 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  11. What an awesome development! I’ve got nothing but admiration for artists. 😀

    April 24, 2012 at 3:19 am

    • Very awesome, Eve…and I share your admiration…thank you. 🙂

      April 24, 2012 at 6:46 am

  12. It’s fascinating seeing this develop. Unusual brushwork too. I’m looking forward to more news when it is finally complete. Thanks for sharing this.

    April 24, 2012 at 10:16 am

    • It is fascinating, Andy…I went by there again today hoping to see someone working on it, but no luck. I’ll be posting the progress…and you’re welcome for sharing. 🙂

      April 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

  13. I love the way you are show casing this artwork…and also showing the process. Some cities are taking the initiative to encourage and promote this special talent…so much more invigorating and inviting than neglected concrete and brick. I believe this type of art encourages a resurgence of enthusiasm and sense of pride in these neglected areas of cities.

    I remember when I first moved here, I lived in a ground floor condo which looked out to a concrete dividing wall…someone painted (tagged as city officials refer to it)…..I thought it was so BEAUTIFUL with such rich colors and imagination… it made me sad when they had it painted over it….

    April 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    • I’m glad you’re enjoying watching the progress of the mural, Kirsten…it’s rather cool watching it all come together. A couple years ago, here in Salt Lake, the City sponsored a street-art event that included anyone and everyone being able to paint the inside and outside of an old warehouse that was going to be demolished to make room for another new building. It was called “The 337 Project,” named after the street address where the building was located. I have only been able to find some photo documentation of it on-line, but it was supposed to have been a big hit. I went past the location the other day on my lunch-time walk and found nothing remaining…just a new-ish building.

      I have another series of shots for the most recent week’s progress and hoping to combine them with photos from this coming weekend, as well. The weather has been fair the last few days and should be so for the next few, so it seems like an ideal time for the artists to do a bit more work…stay tuned. 🙂

      April 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm

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