The following weekend JB and I were driving somewhere and we made sure to go down Germantown Ave to get there just so we could see it in the flesh. It's awesome! There's also a lot of weird sculptures and a crazy mosaic fence. So anyways, I painted my application to look like one of the Philly Painting color swatches, in the hopes that that would increase my odds. Man, I really love Philadelphia's murals, public art, big stuff, and painting large scale... I really hope I get this internship!
Another thing I saw on the Mural Arts website was the zoo mural that's in progress now. I remember a couple of years ago when they were accepting submissions for that mural, and I couldn't do it because I was going to be in Poland when all of the important planning meetings would have been happening. All I can say is, I wish I would've applied anyways! I am unimpressed by the design of this mural. I feel like everything looks disjointed with how the scale shifts so much. I feel like the artist was successful in the shifting scale of the kangaroos, because it feels like one of them is in the foreground. In defense of this design, it is on the side of a parking garage, so I feel like designing anything would be really difficult with those grey strips breaking everything up.