I found this mural “under construction” back in April or May of 2013 and have been driving past it a couple of times a month since, hoping to find the parking lot unoccupied and the building not drenched in overly bright sunlight. Finally, last weekend, I happened to find the mural with both of those conditions met, so here it is. I’m not sure who the artist is, but it is probably the same one who created the mural in City Paint 9 – Oriental Furniture, as the style seems to be a dead-match. You might remember Gallenson’s Gun-shop from the Five on Five western mural that I featured in City Paint – 6 through 6.5. That mural is located to the far left of this one on the perpendicular wall at the south end of the rear parking lot. Anyway, here it is…rather busy for the eyes, but it’s pretty awesome at the same time.
And remember, you can click on any image to be taken to a gallery where you can view each photo in greater detail…and if you’d like to see more posts on Salt Lake City’s street art, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Street Art – Graffiti under the categories widget.
If you have been following my City Paint series for the past couple of months, and the “Becoming” series in particular, you will/might remember that I have been sharing the progress made by certain artists in creating a western mural with spray-paint. The mural is located in the alley/parking area behind Gallenson’s Gun Shop at 166 East 200 South, in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. To have a more complete understanding as to how the mural developed, and possibly a greater appreciation for the completed work, I would offer that you visit the earlier posts in their numerical order to witness their progress in “becoming.” To visit the earlier posts, just click on their highlighted names…City Paint 6.1 – Becoming, City Paint 6.2 – Progress Report on “Becoming,” and City Paint 6.3 – Another progress report on “Becoming.” If you are interested, you can also scroll to the bottom of the page and select the “Street Art – Graffiti” category to view the complete City Paint series.
I spoke with the artist today, Gerry Swanson, and am planning to meet him this coming Sunday to capture some images of the final work…stay tuned…. You can visit his website at www.silentswanart.com.
These last several shots are close-ups of different pieces of the mural, provided to show the finer details of the artists’ strokes (?) of applying the paint….