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!