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Discussion in 'Photos' started by larryboy, Dec 1, 2005.
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Great American Crossroad -
About halfway home from Marietta and I rode into the town of Bucyrus, Ohio. Pulled up to a fascinating acrylic mural by Eric Grohe. His three-dimensional art of transformation has turned this once bleak wall into a thing of beauty and awe.
Over 80 local citizens posed for the figures in the mural, which depicts this same square early in the last century.
This mural was finished around the year 2000. Thirteen years later, Eric Grohe made a return trip from Seattle, Washington to touch up the mural; it was in need of touch ups after the mortar in the brick began cracking from moisture. However, the paint has withstood the weather well, which Grohe attributes to a tip from a chemist who works for Sherwin Williams; Grohe was advised to use a multi-pigment paint.
Also of notable interest - To achieve the 3-D effect, Grohe said he is using drawing principles from the 1400's. He explained that, "Two Italian architects codified, or wrote down, the principles of perspective drawing. Until that time people were doing drawings and paintings sort of in perspective, but there were no given set of rules or guidelines to go from and understand how that worked."
Just up the road from this mural is his "Liberty Remembers" mural. You may remember that I posted it awhile back. It is the amazing 3-D rendering of the Statue of Liberty holding a dying soldier. Both of these murals were funded completely by donations.
A few too many drinks, and you might walk right into the wall.
Atlanta Georgia (Rush Hour)
A short ride to Pawnee, OK to make sure my heated gear is all still working and I run into Dick Tracy...
After following the chain around the corner, I found this associated mural.