February 18, 2013

Going Vertical: 5th Floor

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Let's continue our public art tour of the Palm Ave. Parking Garage in downtown Sarasota.  Today we're on the fifth floor, which has an opera theme.  The Sarasota Opera is adjacent to the garage and many folks attending the opera park there, thus the theme.  Depicting 'Madame Butterfly', this is the brightest and most colorful mural within the garage.  It was painted by two Sarasota artists: Marco Bell and Monica Spain.  Rather easy to remember where you've parked when you see a pretty mural like this, don't you think?  To see other interesting murals from around the world, visit Monday Mural.

23 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Now that's very pretty!

Lowell said...

This kind of thing amazes me because it is so far beyond my ability. How can someone paint such a beautiful picture on a garage wall and get the right perspective and relationship between, say nose and ears? I dunno.

We are: clamco said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Marie said...

Gorgeous!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Wonderful and as you point out "I remember, we parked next to Miss Saigon".

RedPat said...

These are fabulous murals in this garage! Thanks for showing them.

LONDONLULU said...

I would never forget parking next to this - those colors are amazing! Pretty capture and great artists hard at work!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

She is gorgeous, this parking structure is an amazing gallery. How lucky you are.

Kay said...

These murals just keep getting better. They're all so beautifully done!

(And is that a fire extinguisher just in reach of Miss Saigon's hand? How convenient for her if the need arises!)

LOLfromPasa said...

What a surprise! There is certainly a lot of variety and the standard of artistry is excellent. Hope you have more to show us!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Yup, this would definitely help me remember what floor I parked on! Beautiful mural... a lot of work went into it.

s.c said...

Great mural and it has a nice 3d effect when you see it as a picture. Its a very great floor marker. Thanks for showing.

RamblingRound said...

I would sure know where I parked if I parked on this floor. Very pretty and colorful.

Andy said...

I'm very impressed with the murals from the parking garage. This one is beaut.

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

It's a very beautiful geisha. Thanks to share it!

Michelle said...

What a delightful addition to a parking garage!

Jack said...

This is outstanding, SRQ. I wonder how to spread the word to other parking garages that this is the way to identify floors in a garage.

The umbrella spokes look a bit like acupuncture pins.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Ha, I was thinking Madama Butterfly. Shows you how little I know. Beautiful image. Love this garage project. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Hilda said...

Beautiful! And what a great idea for those blank, ugly walls of parking garages.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Fantastic. ABsolutely wonderful

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Stunning SRQ, there should definitely more of this style of mural around to beautify dull situations.

Doodah6 said...

That's gorgeous!!! What a great idea!

Kathy said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!