Instead of simply preserving the old painted signage from Days of Yore, art interrupts, giving this warehouse-turned-lofts surface something else to say.
I’m sure the combo of individuals and business owners who funded the Monique Mural was encouraged by the graffiti-deterrent factor, especially given that the guys who tackled the wall in the fall of 2008 are local veterans of that medium.
It’s the attractive, disruptive, stimulating, irreverent, pretty and pretty disturbing patterning that had me at hello. Laying it all over the ghost markings of an antiquated economy heightens the hyper-accelerated world viewed in flashes and fragments.
I'd like to see a little more of that kind of fresh, bold reflection here in the Most Livable City in the Universe.