Canopy

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by Rebecca Johnson (Arts)

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"Canopy" by San Antonio artist Joey Fauerso is a public art project located on Fulton Avenue between Beacon Hill and Alta Vista at the Fulton Ave Railroad Underpass. The mural transforms the underpass into a cool grove of Cypress trees that can be found lining nearby San Pedro Springs. The mural uses a palate of greens and blues to depict the flora, fauna, and native South Texas birds populating a dense forest. The hand painted mural incorporates student observations from nearby Agnes Cotton Academy, taken from an artist lead nature observation workshop with the fourth and seventh grade classes. The design allows visitors to experience the mural through multiple viewings and invites viewers to literally ‘find’ themselves in the forest.



“Canopy” transforms the underpass into a cool grove of Cypress trees that can be found lining nearby San Pedro springs.  The concept for the mural is to create a rich natural environment that also embeds history, culture, and surprise into the viewing experience.  "Canopy" uses a palate of greens and blues to depict the flora, fauna, and native South Texas birds that populate the dense forest.  "Canopy" allows visitors to experience the mural through multiple viewings and invites viewers to literally ‘find’ themselves in the forest.  "Canopy" features a number of  camouflaged elements that are specific to the cultural and historical imprint of the area.   Student observations and discoveries are incorporated into the final mural design.