Sunday, April 14, 2013
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."