Friday, October 17, 2014

The Mural

Cotton Belt Building 9

There is a project underway to turn the east face of the Cotton Belt Terminal Building into a gigantic mural, easily visible from the new I 70 bridge across the Mississippi. The web page for the project has a remarkable illustration of what it will look like when completed (click it to enlarge).

Design of the project is by Nita Turnage and Hap Phillips. It take a lot of paint to cover those walls. Locals, if you would like to contribute to the effort click here

The bottom picture shows part of the festival entrance gait. It literally has a crossbar with a counterweight to raise it. You could walk right around it but that would violate the spirit of the day.              

Cotton Belt Building 8


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8 comments:

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Great stuff.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

The sign (here, there etc) would perfectly fit into the Sculpture by the sea exhibit in Sydney !

(see http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/image-gallery/bondi.aspx?Year=2013&Location=Outdoor=

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Lots of work there.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful colours, and I love the sign!

Birdman said...

Mind- boggling how these huge murals come together.
btw Get some shots of those guys on the Arch? I was scared sh$%less just watching the video. Wow!

Norma Beishir said...

I like the sign!

Blackpetunia said...

Hi i wanted to ask you to update the link for their funraising efforts, it is www.gofundme.com/migratecottonbelt. Thanks!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

'Momumental' is exactly the way to describe this project Bob.. Can't believe it's the work of just two artists. Can't wait to see the finished piece.