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Canopy

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"Canopy" by San Antonio artist Joey Fauerso is a public art project is 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 that populate the 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 imbeds 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. 
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Accession#: 2018.FAU.1
Artist First Name: Joey
Artist Last Name: Fauerso
More About Artist URL: http://joeyfauerso.com/
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Type: mural paintings (visual works)
Media 1: paint
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Completion Year: 2018
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Location Name: Fulton Ave Railroad Underpass
Artwork Address: 729 Fulton Ave, San Antonio, Texas
Zip Code: 78212
Point X: -98.504280
Point Y: 29.461158
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Council District: 1
Map Point Color: Peach




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729 Fulton Ave, San Antonio, Texas

Additional Directions: Fulton Ave Railroad Underpass

Canopy

Artist: Joey Fauerso
Category: categoryNeighborhood
Details: mural paintings (visual works), paint
Date completed: 2018
Description:

"Canopy" by San Antonio artist Joey Fauerso is a public art project is 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 that populate the 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.



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Tuesday, August 21, 2018