Normally, I post about Sky High business over on the gallery blog, but I'm trying to stay focused on the pop-up shop through the end of the season over there so I decided to post this here.
For those of you who may not be familiar the Temporary Mural Project is an ongoing outside gallery that Aaron and I curate together. We invite Milwaukee based artists to create an 8'x 8' painting in their studio that is then installed on the East facing wall of our building where Sky High is located. Each mural runs for a duration of about 3 months with the idea that instead of a blank brown spot on our building, the rotating murals would brighten the community, promote growth and creativity in our neighborhood and give the artist street side exposure.
As of this afternoon I'm pleased to bring you the newest addition to the Temporary Mural Project- Edition #6: Amanda Tollefson, December 2011 - March 2012
Amanda tells us in her own words about this mural:
"The design was inspired by a "Bird of Paradise" bride's quilt from the 1850's, and I wanted to explore my sign painting style in combination with the aesthetic of quilt making. I have always been inspired by visionary sculpture environments, and I wanted to honor all the great ones that Wisconsin has. Represented on the mural are: Albert Zahn - "Birds Park" in Bailey's Harbor (not there anymore), Nick Engelbert - "Grandview" in Holland, Mary Nohl - cottage yard in Fox Point, Herman Rusch - "Prarie Moon Sculpture Park" in Cochrane, Tom Every - "The Forevertron" in Sauk City, Fred Smith - "Fred Smith Concrete Park" in Phillips, James Tellen, "Woodland Sculpture Park" in Sheboygan, Father Mathias Wernerus - "Holy Ghost Park" in Dickeyville, and Paul and Matilda Wegner - "Wegner Grotto" in Cataract. I chose works by these artist that are iconic and reduced the images to simple shapes. I also included other Wisconsin symbols like the state flower and state tree."
Goodbye beautiful Vanessa Andrew mural
Special thanks to John for taking a break from Bona Drag construction and coming by to help install today.