Margaret's SOL #7 Slice of a Mural at Reflections on the Teche not only took me back to New Iberia, Louisiana, where I lived for about five years in the 70s but gave me the idea of using murals to connect places along the way , in this case the three places before Yuma.
|Wray Simmon's Mountainair NM train mural (2006), photo by David McLane|
I moved here from Mountainair NM and there from Davis CA, both sites of abundant public art and murals: respectively, MMAC Community Art Program (preceded by Art Alley 1999) and Davis' Transmedia Artwalk.
Red brick archways framing live oak trees soon will greet visitors to Lafayette City Hall. Instead of pulling into the parking lot of Lafayette's city hall (formerly the original, pre-mall Sears department store on University) and facing a plain brick wall, residents soon will see red brick archways framing live oak treesUltimately, this post is as a much about change as it is about sites of memory that murals can preserve or overwrite.
This blog post is for the 2017 Slice of Life challenge, hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Slicers write all through March, a post a day, every day of the month. We read each others' posts and engage in extended written conversations commenting on them