Community Mural

I wonder if this butterfly mural is finished since I first discovered it nearly a year ago?

Doing a quick search, yes, indeed it is. This was just one mural of many that was created and painted for the Hobe Sound Mural Project by community volunteers to beautify their neighborhood. The artists researched many butterflies to choose the one they wanted for this mural, which then had trompe l’oeil columns and a visual breakaway depicting an “interior” view of a gallery that pays tribute to the General Foundation of Women’s Clubs volunteer efforts. The butterfly is what caught my eye first, since Butterflies are Everywhere these days. (I recently wrote about the proliferation of butterflies in spring designs on Slipcovers for your walls blog.)

Hobe-Sound-Mural-Project_via TCPalm, seen on Art Is Everywhere

Hobe Sound Mural Project. All photos via TCPalm

Hobe Sound Mural Project. All photos via TCPalm, as seen on Art Is Everywhere.

Hobe Sound Mural Project. All photos via TCPalm, as seen on Art Is Everywhere.

Hobe Sound Mural Project. All photos via TCPalm, as seen on Art Is Everywhere.

Hobe Sound Mural Project. All photos via TCPalm, as seen on Art Is Everywhere.

Since I like butterflies, I’ll also mention this bronze hands and butterfly, Taking Flight, sculpture by Doug Roper, which can be seen in San Antonio, TX. It’s pretty remarkable that the artist was able to render the butterfly wings with such delicacy and transparency out of steel.

 

Taking Flight scultpure by Doug Roper via PRWeb, seen on Art Is Everywhere

Taking Flight scultpure by Doug Roper via PRWeb

Here is a small model for the larger scale sculpture.

 

Doug Roper model seen on Art Is Everywhere

Doug Roper model via PRWeb

A Little Floor Fun

Keeping with the floor design concept of the last post, here are some other ideas to really mix up your decor while thinking of the floor as a decorative element.

This is a great, out of the box idea playing up on concentric circles from DeWorld.

Living-Room-Decorating-Ideas-for-Wall-and-Floor, on Art Is Everywhere

I just saw this one over the weekend at the Washington DC Design Center in their Design House, which is closing this week. This floor is by Kelley Proxmire. It’s based on a David Hicks design. It’s painted, eco-friendly bamboo flooring, which has some cushion to it. I absolutely love it.

Proxmire on Art Is Everywhere

Kelley Proxmire's floor design at DC Design Center - Design House 2010

Click here to read more on casartblog regarding a post about the Interior Designers participating in this year’s Design House.

Finally, ever want to Liquify your floors? You can with Liquifloors, an amazing concept from Cafe Interiors. Colored liquids are sealed within transparent tiles, so when you walk on them, visible impressions occur and the liquid moves. This reminds me of some art toys that I had in the 70’s, where you moved a blunt tool across a vinyl surface board filled with black liquid, where colors would appear underneath. Very cool…

Liquifloor1_Art is Everywhere

Liquifloor2_Art Is Everywhere

…Even more cool, this technology can be used for walls and ceilings called MagiFlex.

MagiFlex1_Art is Everywhere

MagiFlex2_Art is Everywhere

MagiFlex3_Art is Everywhere

Bound for the Floor by Local H, seems an appropriate way to Kick Start the weekend.