I think this mural has made its way to my top five favorite public art pieces. I can’t believe I can find this within walking distance to my home. This mural can also be found in Plaza Del Valle. I was drawn by how whimsical and magical it looked with the clouds and the elephants greeting visitors to the island. There’s even a unicorn! When I reviewed the photo, it took me a moment to realize the vases are also painted — it fooled me!
The artist behind the mural is Gary Soszynski, who is based in LA. You’ll find more fantastical art. It’s worth exploring his site!
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The planter does look real, Julie. From the picture, you can’t tell at all. I love his work. What a fun place to visit, and how lucky to have it so close. 🙂
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Yeah I felt so lucky. For many years my neighborhood was never the place one would find street art. It was the neighborhood was frequently overlooked — I mean it still is, it’s got some ways to go. I’m trying to get a local coffee shop that’s not Starbucks come here.