March 11, 2013

Going Vertical: Rooftop

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We're still on the roof of the Palm Ave. Parking Garage in downtown, but we've moved around the corner from last week.  This is another one of my favorite murals simply because of its creativity.  As you may recall, this is the theatre floor.   This mural shows a stagehand at work and incorporates an air vent into the artwork -- how clever.  Plus, there's a 3-D effect with the rope strung through the faux window.  It looks like the rope really is dangling there, doesn't it?  I also really like the patches of red brick which are reminiscent of an old theatre building.  Local artistist Skip Dyrda was the man behind turning this otherwise drab wall into something fun and memorable.  Check out more of his work here and check out more interesting murals from around the world at Monday Mural.

28 comments:

Leslie D. said...

Nice find! Love the trompe l'oeil effect

cieldequimper said...

I was going to say the rope looks real!

We are: clamco said...

Ditto to the two previous comments!

Jim Klenke said...

...and it looks like the rope is wrapped around his leg, better watch it, he will be hanging upside down. I like the ACME box. Dyrda is a talented artist.

biebkriebels said...

It is amazing how real things look like. Beautiful painted!

LOLfromPasa said...

Once again, fantastic photo of some very talented artists. I don't want this series to end.

Kathy said...

I love these!

RedPat said...

He's done a wonderful job!

LONDONLULU said...

If you hadn't said, I'd have thought the rope was real! What a real showcase of artistry you've been sharing.

RamblingRound said...

WOW! This looks so real!

Pam and Wayne said...

I'll be so sad when this series comes to an end!

Kay said...

These murals just keep getting better. The cane around the man's leg is a hoot - just like the days when they went after a performer who'd overstayed his welcome on stage. This is the most interesting air vent I've ever seen. So well done!

Lowell said...

This really is quite a painting - for all the reasons you said. And I think I see a fire extinguisher off to the left. Very creative and fun!

Halcyon said...

A super creative idea!

SFlaGuy said...

Wow - Does it look this realistic in person?

Ali Crehan said...

This made me laugh out loud!

Michelle said...

I really like this!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm a big fan of trompe l'oeil. And humor in art. The stagehand looks like he's about to have an accident with that rope. Careful, dude. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Jack said...

I absolutely love this series of murals in the garage, but this particular one is not at the top of my list. Still, kudos to Sarasota.

2totrvlviewfinder said...

I really had to look a couple of times to make sure this wasn't 3-D.

Meghan said...

Oh I love this! It's so clever! I also had to double check that is wasn't 3D!

Hilda said...

This is absolutely amazing! Yes, the rope does look real. This really is a pretty awesome parking garage.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It always amazes me to see murals like this SRQ, so very real, nice find.

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