Monday, August 13, 2012

"Escape" in Laramie . . .

Laramie artist, Meghan Meier, has completed the mural titled "Escape" on the north and east walls of Undercover Beds and Spas at Garfield and Second Streets in downtown Laramie, WY.  The work was designed specifically for the location.  Meier says that her new work was inspired by walking or biking by that corner several times a day.  "Not only did I want to paint something that I was proud of, I wanted to paint something that would make me smile every time I saw it. . . . (and) I wanted the mural to make other people smile as well."  Meier also did the mural “Grainery Grove” last summer on the alley wall of Whole Earth Grainery.

The new mural incorporates the three things the artist loves most--bikes, rocks, and trees--whimsically portrayed in a Vedauwoo-inspired landscape.  "I drew an aspen tree escaping his grove (a reference to the “Grainery Grove” mural) for a pleasure ride.  The rocky landscape he rides through is certainly unrealistic, but familiar.  He’s free for the day and stoked about it!  Hopefully reminding everyone to get out and play, enjoy what’s around us, and smile at least a few times a day," says Meier.

The Laramie Mural Project is a partnership between local businesses and artists, Laramie Main Street, and the UW Art Museum.  “Escape” is the first of as many as four murals planned for the downtown area this summer.  It has been funded by the Guthrie Family Foundation, City of Laramie, and the Wyoming Arts Council. Special thank you to Undercover Beds and Spas of Laramie.

No comments: