Wednesday, October 04, 2006

chris johanson and david huffman murals

i currently "work" in palo alto. this involves commuting on the lovely caltrain to california avenue in palo alto.

on my walk to work, i see this big chris johanson mural.
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the mural is painted on a stucco wall between shops along an alley. it includes a sidebar with classic johanson philosophy:
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good use of public art funds there in palo alto.

and, a few months back, david huffman painted an equivalent sized mural next to johanson's.

too wide angle for my camera.
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the details include small men in space suits
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interacting with the environment
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meditating
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i saw him paint it. in stages. early on, with the background and the color fields, it suggested kinship with the chris johanson.
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my set for this blog has a few more photos.

these murals are best viewed life sized. in person. the light is good at noon, sun/shadow contrast at 4pm is less than optimal. the approximate address is 361 s california avenue, palo alto, ca. internet map?

david huffman has a show at patricia sweetow gallery through Oct. 14.

1 comment:

markweiss86 said...

there's a gouge in the cj mural, due to recent construction on street and building. six inches maybe, plus some cracks in the stucco.