Elsie Allen and more
According to the newspaper, last week a big new mural was unveiled on the outside of one of the buildings at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa. Naturally, I earmarked that as a destination, and today I pedaled down to have a look. Very nice! Also, previously unknown to me, I spotted an older mural on another wall at Elsie.
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A very talented mural artist
New to me, this technique involved first painting the background directly on the wall. All the foreground objects (people, animals, trees) were painted individually on pieces of some kind of plastic, each piece cut to the appropriate size and shape. Then the painted plastic pieces were glued to the background on the wall.
New technology is everywhere, including how murals are made.
That is an impressive mural!
The Pomo culture is equally interesting, particularly how the baskets were made — some, taking years to complete.
Yes, it gives a whole new meaning to taking a class on basket weaving.
I’m not so sure about those wall supports. I don’t know that I’d be standing on the other side of the wall once I had seen the other side and what was providing the support!
I think that’s part of the reason why the whole shebang is surrounded by security fences. But I admit when I pedal past I always check to see if someone has created a gap in the fence so I can slip in to look around and take a photo. Safely, of course!