A blank wall to some became an open canvas to others.
Now, it has become a head turner.
Near the corner of 4th and Rosser sat a barren cinder block wall that needed some color.
Andrea Birst, Owner of Building, says, “One day it just hit me, that we should just make it an art wall.”
A wall 150 feet long, many gallons of paint, and lots of inspiration.
“I thought the wall should resemble beauty in some way, shape or form,” says Birst.
The plan was then to bring in Melissa Gordon who has a few other murals under her belt.
Birst adds, “She did not blink an eye when I told her, the extent of the project and showed her the wall and how large it was.”
Melissa Gordon, painter, says, “I thought oh yea that’s awesome, then I came down and looked at the wall and like holy cow that’s a big wall!”
From that point on it was up to Gordon to expand on the idea of beauty.
“I have to come up with something complex here that will tie everything all the way down,” says Gordon.
After some hard research, Greek goddesses was the way they wanted to go.
Gordon says, “Symbols of beauty then of course Aphrodite, everybody’s familiar with Aphrodite the Greek goddesses.”
After all, there are more goddesses than Aphrodite.
“I knew I’d have enough then to fill the entire wall because there was like 7 or 8,” says Gordon.
Once the plan was in place, a few of those days were long- like 14 hours long.
Gordon says, “Oh boy sun up to sun down just kept on painting away.”
It’s a wall of color — and somehow it just fits…”the old structure of the building,” says Birst.
They are on the final step– all it needs now is a clear coat of paint to seal the job.
The mural also has a few words like ‘native’ that you’ll have search and find.