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Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday Mural - Summer Harvest Goddess in Pittsburgh

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"The Sprout Fund provided the information for Summer Harvest Goddess:
Summer Harvest Goddess exemplifies a very site specific Sprout Public Art mural, in that Kelly and the South Side Local Development Company wanted to have a mural that referenced the weekly farmer’s market that runs in the summers in the area adjacent to the wall. Carolyn chose the classic image of a woman holding a cornucopia as the mural’s central figure, showing the bountiful harvest of produce available at the farmer’s market. She also snuck in a few Pittsburgh references, like a dinosaur and a Steelers scarf, to localize the image. The mural reflects the style of Kelly’s personal illustration work, but achieving this required some inventiveness on her part. She wasn’t able to get the precise stroke that she wanted from a normal paintbrush, and decided to dip an ear of corn from the farmerâ??s market into her bucket of paint to create a more graceful line! Kelly’s striking color choices and signature illustrative style can also be seen in her 2009 Sprout mural in Troy Hill."

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All our snow has been melting quickly...school is on a 2 hour delay this morning...ugh...Monday!


25 comments:

  1. Love the earthy colors in this mural.

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  2. Oh I LOVE this one Tanya. Hug B

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  3. Got a few more inches headed our way tomorrow. Will it ever stop?

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  4. So colorful and great blurb. Enjoyed this sign of spring - we are *still* in the depths of single digit temperatures and snow/ice.

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  5. This is a beautiful mural, you are right her colour selection is lovely.

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  6. really cute, but the pizza in her hair is distracting me! :)

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  7. Lovely! I like the warm, earthy colors and the meaning behind the mural. Our snow is melting, too. :-(

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  8. Love the mural! We're still under about a foot of snow, but spring (and summer) are on the way.

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  9. That's a very, very nice one and of course, farmer's markets are so wonderful!

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  10. I really like it! Hopefully the snow will melt soon!

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  11. I'm all for anything that supports Farmers Markets! :)

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  12. I love the thought that the artist used an ear of corn to get the right brush stroke!

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  13. Wow. It could not have been easy painting with an ear of corn.

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  14. I love the farmer's markets and this is a fabulous mural! Love her color choices.

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  15. Love the soft colours, she certainly has a very bountiful harvest in her arms there!

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  16. No Presidents Day holiday Monday ? Our daughter in Roanoke says they got 23 inches of snow at their house. The grandkids loved it.

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  17. I always enjoy sly local references in murals. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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