Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Birmingham's Urban Mural


I love this mural.  Created in 1995 by Space One Eleven, it enlisted the artistic talents of Birmingham's low to moderate income youth.  This colorful 60'x150' mural of cast concrete and clay tiles illustrates our city's history.  It's on the east side of Boutwell Auditorium and visible from the Birmingham Museum of Art. The portion visible celebrates Birmingham's participation as a soccer venue for the 1996 Olympic Games.

12 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

So glad that you captured that vivid RED tree before the leaves are scattered! The mural makes an interesting patterned and colorful backdrop!

Bises,
Genie

TheChieftess said...

Well, I'll be!!! We never had THAT color tree up here in Mammoth!!! That's gorgeous!!! Art is a wonderful opportunity for youth...

Leif Hagen said...

I always love the Autumn colors!

Nice Veterans' Day posting with the Boy Scouts yesterday!

Daryl said...

talk about the forest for the trees .. I dont see anything other than truly gorgeous autumn foliage

SRQ said...

Beautiful colors.

altadenahiker said...

Eeeee. I love the banner.

bfarr said...

Beautiful fall color.

Bob Crowe said...

I was a moderate income youth and I couldn't design a damn thing. The tree and the mosaic work really well together - the art looks like dispersed seed from the foliage.

Really glad we got to talk tonight.

brattcat said...

This shot just radiates warmth. Love it.

Judy - So California said...

What incredible color in that tree! Great shot all the way around V.

melocoton said...

nice fall colours! greetings from barcelona.

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Tash said...

I LOVE your photo of the mural.