READ THE BLOG mural morals
Photo Credit | Brad Haynes
Designer | Brandy LeMae
Painting Team | Amanda Lohry, Brandy LeMae, Chelsea Semelka, Emily Axtman, Ivan Patino, Joseph Vigil, Kate Van Sluyter, Marcel van Garderen, Melissa McGinley, and Shawn Berry
Video Production | Ivan Patino
The 55th Street underpass is located between the Friends School and the Flatirons Golf course. It has been tagged on numerous occasions and City Transportation staff has painted over the graffiti several times resulting in an ugly patchwork of beige. WORKSHOP8 implemented the mural “Let it Fly” as a way to beautify the neighborhood and hopefully prevent further tagging.
The clean, likable design, provides a simple narrative. “Let it Fly” creates a sense of movement with a series of pop-style graphic images that reference air waves, wind, air molecules, paper airplanes in flight, a bumble bee, a dandelion blown with the promise of a wish come true, a butterfly, and a bird in flight. The blue color also references wind and clear air. Minimal paint was used on the exterior entries to the underpass in order to allow the natural, wood formed concrete to show through. This happy mural appeals to the students of the Friends School as well as surrounding neighbors. The viewer’s experience of the piece is meant to be joyful and uncomplicated.
Gallons of Paint Used | 6 (donated by the Boulder Sherwin Williams Store on Arapahoe)
People involved in the creation | 10
Design & Management Hours | 37.5
Painting Hours | 114
Bike path underpass located at 55th and Pennsylvania in Boulder