In my own tribute to the egrets and wildlife in the marshes that are being affected by what is going on in the Gulf with the BP oil spill. Here’s a wonderful bird and wildlife mural in Portland Oregon that happened to be finished Memorial Day last year (from Danp.wordpress.com). These scenes are painted on exterior walls of the Wilhelm Portland Memorial Mausoleum in the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge. This is kind of an odd building on which to paint and to find art but it does help to beautify it and certainly fits with it’s surroundings. It is the largest hand painted mural in the US. I really like the way this was constructed with multiple views & angles. The murals were painted by Art FX :
These photos are so heartwrenching:
Ending on a positive note, here’s an opportunity for artists to apply and paint public art murals in Portland, OR through the Regional Arts & Culture Council. There is eligibility up to $10,000 in matching funds awarded. Application deadline is July 7, 2010. Click link for details.