City Paint Phoenix 6 – Indigenous Woman

What could very likely be the newest mural in Phoenix was created by El Mac and his collaborators.  You might remember that I featured some of his other work in an earlier post.  I’d like to thank a fellow-blogger and Phoenician, Candace from Glenrosa Journeys, for telling me about the mural.  She used to follow the local street-art scene, going from mural to mural, capturing images as they were constantly being painted and painted-over, but she now focuses her blogging and photography around “birds and other critters.”

El Mac indigenous woman mural complete at sunrise

Candace mentioned that the mural is located at Heavy Pedal…and when I Googled that name, I found that it’s located just down the road from my work-place, at 1309 East Van Buren Street.  When I checked further to learn anything I could about the mural, I found this article in the Phoenix New Times.

Indigenous woman mural closer at sunrise

I stopped by the shop on my way to work with the intention of capturing some images of the mural without any cars parked in front of it…but being on the east-facing side of the building, it was the recipient of the morning’s light from the rising sun…and the attendant shadows that ride along with it.  So, the first two images (taken from outside of the gated and locked parking lot) show the shadows and glow of the sunrise, and the photographs in the following gallery show what it looked like about three and a half hours later.  If you’d like to view the images in greater detail, just click on any photo in the gallery to be taken to a slide-show where they are displayed in a larger format.  It’s crazy and wonderful what these guys can do with spray paint….

And…if you’d like to see earlier posts on street and building art in Phoenix and Salt Lake City, you can scroll to the bottom of the page, find the Categories widget, and click on Street Art – Graffiti to be taken to a continuous scroll of the posts.

22 responses

  1. Amazing work Scott!

    February 7, 2015 at 8:36 am

    • I agree, Adrian…incredible.

      February 7, 2015 at 9:19 am

  2. elmediat

    Powerful art. Great documentary sequence. 🙂

    February 7, 2015 at 9:09 am

    • Powerful, indeed….and thank you. 🙂

      February 7, 2015 at 9:20 am

  3. That’s amazing. I can’t imagine how you can even see what you’re trying to paint at such a huge scale.

    February 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    • I’ve thought the same thing, Allen….and yes, truly amazing.

      February 14, 2015 at 7:47 am

  4. What an amazing piece of work!

    February 7, 2015 at 8:55 pm

  5. Stunning. Better than Banksie, better than anything I’ve seen as street art. It deserves to be in a gallery. A real credit to the artists and their cause. Thanks for showing it Scott.

    February 8, 2015 at 4:07 am

    • Stunning is a good word for it, John…almost incomprehensible that someone could create such a work…and yes, it definitely belongs in a gallery. Happy to share it with you, as well.

      February 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm

  6. Stunning creation. The talent for that is something very few people possess.

    February 8, 2015 at 4:25 am

    • Yes, an amazing talent, Laura.

      February 14, 2015 at 1:53 pm

  7. It’s interesting, the way the shading on her face was done with those flowing lines and concentric circles. It has a hallucinogenic or otherworldly quality, with the use of light and symbols. I love public art, especially when it springs up in an odd place.

    February 8, 2015 at 9:50 am

    • I’ve seen that same shading pattern on other pieces of his, Lynn…he does it well. 🙂

      February 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm

  8. Liana

    stunning, an ancient/modern feeling to it . . . thanks for sharing

    February 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    • Most welcome, lady.

      February 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

  9. Oh My, so beautiful. I enjoy this City Paint series of posts, learning so much about the artists and their amazing beautiful accessible work. Thanks Scott.

    February 9, 2015 at 6:46 am

    • I’m glad you enjoy it so much, Uri…and you’re very welcome.

      February 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm

  10. LB

    Glad you showed the mural from different angles and in close up. What talent the artist has.
    And your photos are wonderful

    February 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    • Thanks, LB. 🙂

      February 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm

  11. Beautiful

    February 11, 2015 at 3:14 pm

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