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Atlanta Bike Mural Program | Integration, Thank You | Atlanta Artist, erin the great | Green Living

By erin the great, Nov 28 2016 11:00AM

Atlanta Bike Mural Program | Integration, Thank You | Atlanta Artist, erin
Atlanta Bike Mural Program | Integration, Thank You | Atlanta Artist, erin

This year, I had the pleasure to work on a mural for the city of Atlanta. The city of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs is hosting a Dedication for the 18 bike rack murals on December 3, 2016 from 2-3pm. Details here

A little about my piece: Integration, Thank You

“Integration, Thank You” is an affirmative mural that illustrates the harmony of city life and nature. It reminds participants of the benefits their healthy choices create: cleaner air and a healthier, happy city.

On side A) Pine trees and a Dogwood tree create the outline of Atlanta’s city scape against a blue sky. The portrayal of the trees creating the Atlanta Skyline emphasizes the integration of nature and city life.

On side B) an animated squirrel rides on a typical Atlantan bike path. The gray squirrel, dandelions, Dogwood and Pine trees are all regional and help to further reiterate the integration in this piece. A heart felt “Thank You” is painted on the seat of the bicycle rack.

By using my “Integration, Thank you” bicycle rack, I hope the offered “thank you” will bring a smile to the participant, reminding them they did their part. They have just contributed to less traffic, cleaner air, a healthier body and the Atlanta trees and animals thank them for it! My intention with this piece is to encourage more cycling by illustrating the benefits and thanking the individual for their participation.

Here is a slideshow of my experience. I LOVED working on this project, as you can see from all the pictures I took!

I primarily work in watercolor, so, working in oil was a real treat. During the process, I had the pleasure of meeting the photographer, Artem Nazarov for a studio visit. He was interested in the project so I invited him over. He is very talented and I love the pictures he took!

Artem Nazarov
Artem Nazarov

Dear Atlanta,

You made me feel like I was invited to the prom by the coolest kid in school. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of this project! Hooray!

yours truly,

erin the great

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