Thursday, April 29, 2021

Wabash Walls

While visiting Lafayette, I went to see the "Wabash Walls," a huge art project along Wabash street in a Lafayette neighborhood between two train tracks, partly residential and partly industrial. Murals have been painted on factories, on warehouses, on private homes, on church admin buildings, and on the street. I visited there in 2018, and for a couple of hours this week, but have seen and photographed only a very small number of the art works in this long-term project. Nevertheless, I have enough pictures for several blog posts! For more information about the Wabash Walls project, see this: "Mural Art Initiative."

An acrobat and a honey bear...

The honey bear again. Signed "Fnnch" -- this is the handle of a
controversial San Francisco graffiti artist, who has painted honey bears
on many walls. His work is not always well-liked there. (See this article).

A beautiful mural obscured by a parked trailer.


I really love the unicycle rider! I don't know who painted this.

"Escape Darkness -- Breaking Chains" a 2018 mural by Camer1.

The mural was under construction when we saw it in 2018.

A mural painted on a house.

A mural painted on a steel fabricating factory.

I'll post more of these murals eventually. All photos © 2021 mae sander.

16 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Some really awesome murals! "Escape Darkness -- Breaking Chains" is my favourite.

Laurie said...

Wow, such talent!

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful thing to do. These are really well done, too.

Divers and Sundry said...

I love seeing public art pieces, and a long-term project is wonderful!

DVArtist said...

Wow! There is some beautiful art there.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You found more than I have lately. These are all great, but I LOVE the girl and cat the best. Imagine painting that mural on the side of your house. It's awesome, but they all are great.

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Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

I gather the home owners give permission for the murals? That unicycle is amazing.

Iris Flavia said...

Yesterday I ate the last honey (gummy) baer, no kidding!
Love the freckled girl. I could never ride a unicycle.
Wow to the escape-murals!

Bertiebo said...

Great finds, great work. I love the wall with the trailer best

orvokki said...

I like these murals.

s.c said...

A very nice collection of murals. I like them.

s.c said...

Great collection of murals and nice that a town takes an initiative to such an art collection.That I would like to see on more places.

Sami said...

Love the girl with the cat and the young child and the guy with the unicycle, but "breaking chains" is a very powerful one.
Thanks for participating in Monday Murals Mae, you got some great ones!

dee Nambiar said...

Those are some great finds.
I love the acrobat one and the one that symbolizes freedom.
The one by the side of of the cute little house is also very nice done. The mural and the house make a beautiful sight.

Have a good week, Mae. :)

Ju-Lyn said...

Such a fun series of murals!
I love the honey bear ones!