Winged Flight

This is MonOrchid, a beautiful gallery and event space on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix.

Kinda reminds me of Twitter. The painter is local artist Brian Boner. You can see the painting that inspired the mural on his website.

This is what he said the birds represent to him, “It is something about the instinctual way they rely on each other, working together making constant progress. The migration of the flock and the unison, not of one bird but the entire group.” It reminds him of the growing community of artists in downtown Phoenix who have been working together. You can see the progress and it is not based on one individual, but the collection of many (from blendercreative, where you can also see some photos of Brian painting the mural if you scroll down to the February 2, 2009 post).

Wouldn’t it have been totally cool if there had been birds sitting on those wires reflected in the windows or even some flying by? I never seem to get a photo break like that but I’m probably not patient enough.

I’m off on a flight myself for just a few days. If I luck out like last year, I’ll be able to “borrow” someone’s wi-fi. If not, I’ll be on dial-up so may not be able to post or look at your blogs for a few days but I’ll catch up when I get back. I’m hoping I won’t get any photos of snow!


9 responses to “Winged Flight

  1. That’s a pretty cool mural. There’s a lot of interesting study being done lately on the dynamics of flocks of birds. Fascinating! Have a good and safe trip!

  2. I REALLY like this… unique and cool. Great shots. I’ve visited your blog a few times and you keep churning out great stuff… albeit I didn’t leave comments…

  3. The birds make a remarkable kind of mural. Very different and enherently appealing for that fact. Well done.

  4. I wish my name were Brian Boner.

  5. Had to look at those birdies a few times to realise they were painted on and weren’t shadows! Very interesting!

  6. this of course would be one of my favorites the feeling of flight even though it is the side of a building!!

  7. Lovely. Almost as if the shadows weren’t painted but…real.

  8. Very nice mural, was done very tastefully.

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