Sunday, April 14, 2013

Monday Mural


Posting at Monday Mural


Titled "Once in a Millennium Moon," the visually busy mural covers 30,000 square feet and took two years to paint. This building is fourteen stories in Shreveport LA and we found it in March 2013 on the A. T. & T building. it is considered the largest mural in the US>

It was a project for Year 2000. The mural contains 19 people and 40 objects, capturing the people of Shreveport, their treasures, triumphs, tragedies. There is a viewing station with a paint-by- number grid that describes each. Many artists worked on this project, some who hung off the side of the building for months.




 It was produced by a team of professional artists and 2,600 community painters under the guidance of muralist Meg Saligman. Ms. Saligman, a nationally and internationally recognized mural artist, perfected a "paint by number" grid that is applied to sheets of plastic cloth. Once painted, the cloth is "floated in acrylic" on the wall, much like wallpaper installation.






This informative article describes many of the symbols used in this mural.



We spotted the young woman on the South wall when we were driving in on I 20 and was our inspiration to find this mural. She is holding a glowing flame in an orb, which "symbolizes Shreveport's hopes and dreams for the future." Her billowing skirts represent "wind."




10 comments:

  1. It has a biblical dimension and charisma. But enough to keep looking to the details. Thanks for showing.

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  2. We saw this when we were in Shreveport! Thanks for the background on the mural. As a matter of fact, I am writing about Shreveport for the letter "S" in the blogging challenge.

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  3. I have seen large murals before but this one is the granddaddy of them all. It's an epic!

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  4. Wow - you don't realize the scale until you look at the vehicles at the bottom of the 1st pic! It's a fabulous piece.

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  5. usually large murals are spread out length-wise, but this one is enormously tall!!

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  6. The huge mural is AMAZING! Love all of the wonderful details! I particularly loved the side wall depiction of Shreveport though with her billowing skirts. That's just gorgeous!

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  7. How ingenious!
    I assume that because it on an acrylic that it will last longer than most murals.

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  8. I'm speechless ... what a spectacular mural. It would take hours to find all the details the artists put into it.

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  9. 30,000 square feet of mural?! OMG!! The composition is incredibly complex and would take hours to take it all in. The first picture with the cars at the base is perfect to show the scale. I'm blown away. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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