Bird Memorial Mural

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 :

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All images from AWOG, Danp.wordpress.com

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Shane Bennett with mallard for Oaks Bottom mural. Courtesy Shane Bennett

These photos are so heartwrenching:

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Oil reaches the marshlands on the northeast pass of the Mississippi Delta May 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace

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A dragonfly tries to clean itself as it is stuck to marsh grass covered in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Garden Island Bay on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana near Venice on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

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Bird affected by South Korea Oil Spill from greenexpander.com

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.

RACC_The Musicians Union Mural (2006) by  Isaka Shamsud-Din, Joe Cotter, Hector Hernandez, and Baba Wagué Diakité

RACC_The Musicians Union Mural (2006) by Isaka Shamsud-Din, Joe Cotter, Hector Hernandez, and Baba Wagué Diakité

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One Response to “Bird Memorial Mural”

  1. Hey Dude,
    I just caught wind of this you published. Really it’s a good stuff for those who are looking for Wall Mural Painting.I would like to tweet on it and keep my eye behind at every moment you blogging.

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