Saturday, March 01, 2008

March Theme Day: Graffiti or Street Mural

This is the "Knowledge Mural" by Chris Finlayson (1990). According to the City Council's trusty art map: "It's based on rock carvings, from Palaeolithic art in 25,000BC to Egyptian hieroglyphics (1350BC), Celtic verse (800AD), to Aboriginal and Maori art."
You can find this at the corridor of the Nelson Public Library.

March Theme Day Contributors:
Adelaide, Australia by Gordon, Albuquerque (NM), USA by Helen,
Aliso Viejo (CA), USA by Rodney, American Fork (UT), USA by Annie,
Anderson (SC), USA by Lessie, Arradon, France by Alice,
Ashton under Lyne, UK by Pennine, Athens, Greece by Debbie,
Auckland, New Zealand by Lachezar, Austin (TX), USA by LB,
Bandung, Indonesia by Guntur Purwanto, Baziège, France by PaB,
Belgrade, Serbia by BgdPic, Bellefonte (PA), USA by Barb-n-PA,
Bicheno, Australia by Greg, Boston (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston,
Boston (MA), USA by Fenix, Boston (MA), USA by Sarah, Whit, & Leyre,
Brighton, UK by Harvey, Bucaramanga, Colombia by Fernando,
Budapest, Hungary by Isadora, Budapest, Hungary by Zannnie and Zsolt,
Buenos Aires, Argentina by Karine, Canterbury, UK by Rose,
Cape Town, South Africa by Kerry-Anne, Chandler (AZ), USA by Melindaduff,
Chateaubriant, France by Bergson, Cheltenham, UK by Marley,
Chicago (IL), USA by b.c., Chicago (IL), USA by U R us,
Christchurch, New Zealand by Michelle, Clearwater (FL), USA by Smaridge01,
Clearwater Beach (FL), USA by Smaridge01, Cleveland (OH), USA by iBlowfish,
Cologne, Germany by April11, Coral Gables (FL), USA by Jnstropic,
Detroit (MI), USA by Taittems, Dunedin (FL), USA by Smaridge01,
Durban, South Africa by CrazyCow, Evry, France by Olivier, Forks (WA), USA by Corinne,
Glasgow, Scotland by Jackie, Greenville (SC), USA by Denton,
Grenoble, France by Bleeding Orange, Guelph, Canada by Pat,
Haninge, by Steffe, Helsinki, Finland by Kaa,
Hobart, Australia by Greg, Hyde, UK by Gerald,
Inverness (IL), USA by Neva, Jackson (MS), USA by Halcyon,
Jakarta (Indonesia)by Santy, Jefferson City (MO), USA by Chinamom2005,
Joplin (MO), USA by Victoria, Juneau (AK), USA by Gwyn,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Edwin, Kyoto, Japan by Tadamine,
Larchmont (NY), USA by Marie-Noyale, Le Guilvinec, France by ds2944,
Lisbon, Portugal by Sailor Girl, Lisbon, Portugal by Jsaltao,
Lodz, Poland by ritalounge, London, UK by Ham,
London, UK by Mo, Mainz, Germany by JB,
Maple Ridge, Canada by Susan, Mazatlan, Mexico by Kate,
Melbourne, Australia by Mblamo, Melbourne, Australia by John,
Memphis (TN), USA by SouthernHeart, Menton, France by Jilly,
Mexico, Mexico by Poly, Mexico City, Mexico by Carraol,
Minneapolis (MN), USA by Mitch, Minneapolis (MN), USA by Greg,
Monte Carlo, Monaco by Jilly, Montréal, Canada by Douber,
Moscow, Russia by Irina, Mumbai, India by Kunalbhatia,
Mumbai, India by MumbaiIteanu, Naples (FL), USA by Isabella,
Nashville (TN), USA by Chris, Nelson, New Zealand by Meg and Ben,
New Orleans (LA), USA by steve buser, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK by Cassie & Chris,
Niamey, Niger by Dinabee, Norwich, UK by Goddess888,
Nottingham, UK by Gail's Man, Ocean Township (NJ), USA by Josy,
Paris, France by Eric, Pasadena (CA), USA by Can8ianben,
Pasadena (CA), USA by Petrea, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia by Murphy_jay,
Pilisvörösvár, Hungary by Elise, Port Angeles (WA), USA by Jelvistar,
Port Elizabeth, South Africa by Sam, Port Vila, Vanuatu by Mblamo,
Prague, Czech Republic by Honza03, Quincy (MA), USA by Cluelessinboston,
Radonvilliers, France by Deslilas, Riga, Latvia by Prokur,
Rome, Italy by Giovanni, Rotterdam, Netherlands by Ineke,
Saarbrücken, Germany by LadyDemeter, Saint Louis (MO), USA by Strangetastes,
Saint Paul (MN), USA by Kate, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation by Lark,
San Antonio (TX), USA by Kramer, San Diego (CA), USA by Felicia,
San Diego (CA), USA by Zentmrs, San Francisco (CA) by PFranson,
Santa Fe (NM), USA by Randem, Seattle (WA), USA by Kim,
Seattle (WA), USA by Chuck, Seguin (TX), USA by Thien,
Selma (AL), USA by RamblingRound, Sesimbra, Portugal by Aldeia,
Setúbal, Portugal by Maria Elisa, Sharon (CT), USA by Jenny,
Silver Spring (MD), USA by John, Singapore, Singapore by Keropok,
Sofia, Bulgaria by Antonia, St Francis, South Africa by Sam,
Stavanger, Norway by Tanty, Stayton (OR), USA by Celine,
Stockholm, Sweden by Stromsjo, Subang Jaya, Malaysia by JC,
Sydney, Australia by Sally, Székesfehérvár, Hungary by Teomo,
Terre Haute (IN), USA by Zann, Terrell (TX), USA by Bstexas,
Terrell (TX), USA by Jim K, The Hague, Netherlands by Lezard,
Tokyo, Japan by Tadamine, Torun, Poland by Torun Observer,
Toulouse, France by Julia, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Jazzy,
Twin Cities (MN), USA by Slinger, Vienna, Austria by G_mirage2,
Wailea (HI), USA by Kuanyin, Wassenaar, Netherlands by Rich,
Wellington, New Zealand by Jeremyb, West Paris (ME), USA by crittoria,
West Sacramento (CA), USA by Barbara, Weston (FL), USA by WestonDailyPhoto,
Wrocław, Poland by Loompi, Yardley (PA), USA by Mrlynn


  1. Lots of knowledge in that place, which is more than can be said for most walls being decorated these days. Cheers from Stockholm!

  2. first mural of the day... Finlayson (not chris) is a familiar name here. It is known here for fabrics and bedsheets.

  3. Amazing how this fresco looks like the walls of Lascaux or many other grottoes in Périgord (France). This orange horse is exactly the same than his prehistoric brother!

  4. This is amazing, very good choice, fantastic piece of art, beautifully photographed!


  5. A Knowledge Mural at the library makes good sense.

  6. What a great idea!!! I admit I'm not sure yet what to post for tomorrow (yes... it is still February here in Lisbon)...

  7. This I take it then was commissioned and the artist no doubt paid handsomely.

  8. Very cultured!

    In Sydney there's a Green Boy!

  9. Nice theme for a mural and beautiful piece of art.

  10. That's a great photo of a beautiful piece of art. Wonderful choice for the theme, Ben.

    Have a nice Theme Day!

  11. Now this is an extraordinary one! Happy Theme Day!

  12. Great project the city sponsored.

  13. That's a fabulous choice - I'd not thought of a mural based on old cave paintings. Very clever and very nice. Lovely soft colours.

  14. Very similar to the paleolithic paintings found in caves in the south of France, isn't it interesting? But were there horses in NZ then?

  15. I meant to thank you earlier for the photograph advice you are posting on the forum. it's great.

  16. I think that it's a lovely mural, and a nice choice!

  17. Very interesting choice. I like the idea of that mural in the libraty.

  18. I love it. It's like walking down history.

  19. I immediately noticed the resemblance to cave carvings. What a great idea...yes, a visual tour of history. Great post!

  20. This is so cool. They forgot to mention Chegal! At least I see him in there with that broad mix of ages and ages of expression. Very apropos that it on a library building. Have a great Sunday Ben (and Meg),
    Seattle Daily Photo

  21. wow, so much history behind today's posting!

    Happy Theme Day!

  22. Awesome....I really like this one of the best I 've seen as I make my way thru the 145 posts!

  23. Wonderful educational use of public space. Thanks for sharing this gem with us. G'day!

  24. This is really cool! All those years of art represented in on mural.

  25. What a great idea for a mural. I really like the portions I can see in the pic -- I imagine the entire view in person is more spectacular.

  26. What a lovely wall. Love the mural.

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  27. Very cool -- and appropriate for the setting. Nice choice.

  28. Phew, it takes quite lot's of time and energy to go through all the blogs this time. I really feel the community is growing fast!

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