Friday, July 12, 2013

Distinction Bridge, a walk in the park and street art

Update on the "under the bridge" sanctioned graffiti art and artist that I posted about here.  His name is Peter Ferrari and when I posted that I spoke to him here, turns out he was finishing up.  Found on the internet:  "Leafy old Collier Hills is using a large wildlife mural to fight a scourge of graffiti under a Beltline bridge.  The artist, Peter Ferrari, hopes taggers respect his five-week project and won't deface it.  The cost was $8,000, paid for by City of Atlanta grants and donations from the Collier Hills Civic Association."

Photos taken with iPhone yesterday, in order:

I love how the artwork blends with the trees and rocks around it.  The walking path goes right under the bridge, so it makes for a delightful walking experience.

Ferrari named the project "Distinction Bridge" and says he saw all the animals depicted in the artwork within this park.  If you have time, click here and watch the two minute film in which he talks about the "street art" project.

Thanks for going on my walk with me today.  :)  I hope you have a lovely weekend.  Cheers, y'all!


TALON said...

That is so cool, Lynn! Fabulous photos. That sure takes a walk up a notch, doesn't it?

Have a beautiful weekend!

Maude Lynn said...

That is amazing!

Fireblossom said...

oOoo, I like the bird!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That is really really wonderful! And I loved seeing the Video with the artist talking about it. I sure hope no one defaces this very creative Mural...! Lovely joining you on your walk and seeing what you see.

Riot Kitty said...

That is so neat! And Peter Ferrari sounds like a character in a movie.

Joanne said...

Whoa! that's so beautiful!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn ... I think these guys who can do art are just brilliant - it's the others who worry me - just messing things up for the sake of it ..

... however this is great and talking to him must have been so interesting .. fascinating film too ...

Cheers Hilary

sage said...

Neat art in a surprising place!

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow that really is amazing artwork, I love it. I really hope people don't destroy it. The bird is very striking and the subtle use of colour really does blend in well.

Lee said...

Wonderful artwork.

There is unnecessary graffiti that degrades and insults the landscape; and then there is artwork that enhances the landscape...this is the latter.

Lynn said...

Talon -

Thank you - it does take the walk up a notch. :) It's my after work walking place.

Mama Zen -

Thank you!

FB -

Me, too. :)

Naomi -

I'm so glad you watched the video! I hope no one defaces it either. And thank you - I'm lucky to have three good places for my three mile walks - this one is my favorite though.

Riot Kitty -

Isn't that a great name???

Lynn said...

Joanne -

Thank you - beauty in an unusual place, for sure.

Hilary -

I agree - the others worry me, too.

Cheers to you!

Sage -

Thank you!

Joe -

The colors work well with the bridge coloring, for sure.

Lee -

Thank you - I agree.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Thanks for sharing such a cool, large-scale art project!