Coolidge Mural for Talking Walls
Backstory and Context
Talking Walls is a local organization dedicated to elevating the creative spirit of Charlotte by showcasing a diverse range of artistic talent from across the southeast region along with national and international artists. Sebastian Coolidge is a Florida-based artist who completed this mural for the 2018 Talking Walls mural festival. A large flower set horizontally in six different painted panels stretches across the façade of the former Hal Marshall County Services Building.
Key Formal Elements:
- Limited color palette
- Focal point is the face of the flower
Make the Connection: Sebastian Coolidge is a mixed media artist with a recognizable style that often includes this funky flower with flowing petals. He designs clothing, sculpture, as well as other art. This flower sports a little mix of surrealism and fantasy as the flower has a face. How would you paint a flower?