Artist Paints A Mesmerizing Flower Mural That Spreads Over 6 Surfaces
Living in a city crammed with enormous buildings, constantly running cars and huge concrete streets, you inevitably start to miss the good old Mother Nature. Luckily, there are some talented artists out there who are able to bring a fraction of flora even to the most urban-looking view. One of them is a San Francisco-based muralist named Mona Caron.
Recently, Mona Caron was asked to paint something special on the walls of The San José McEnery Convention Center building. And that’s how this mesmerizing masterpiece was born.
This marsh rosemary painting was wrapped around six walls of The San José Convention Center building
“A Californian marsh rosemary, warbling the rectilinearity of the San José Convention Center. From an indoor sprout, to a young plant in the garage entrance cove, to a mature mother-plant by the street entrance, This 5-plane mural was commissioned by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program, and was installed with the support of Team San José, SJ Convention Center staff,” Mona Caron describes the mural on her personal webpage.
“In this case, I was inspired to break the strong rectilinearity of this very vast building, adding something that would warp all those straight vanishing lines, bending them into something that looks alive and organic, and transforming a closed corner into an open maze. I used only earth tones, mineral pigments, and kept the colors light on purpose, so it would blend into the existing building,” the artist told Reasonable Knowledge.
The artist named this mural “Limonium”
San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs posted about this brand new artwork on Facebook and wrote this: “The mural, located at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center along Market Street, is over 3300 square feet and honors ignored or overlooked flora in the valley. Her artwork brings recognition to and magnifies those bursts of life that proclaim their identity, that grow wild and natural through walls of concrete and asphalt, and remind us that allegiance to life is unbound.”
“Mona Caron is a Swiss-born, San Francisco-based artist, using muralism, illustration and photography in both her art and artivism. Her focus is on community-informed and site-specific murals in public space. She has created large-scale murals in the US, Europe, South America and Asia, has delved into stop-motion animation as part of her “WEEDS” project, and co-creates visuals for street actions and outreach with social and environmental movements,” Mona describes her work on her webpage.