Thursday, December 11, 2008

Reprise:Master Mural Painter and Urban Artist

A post from June 2007 revisited while I'm on sabbatical.

An old mall in Niagara NY before Eric Grohe was commissioned to enliven it.

Below is the same wall.

He and his wife Kathy transform plain, drab walls into works of air. Here is Eric 30 feet above the ground, working on another wall.

Grohe, 62, is a gentleman. Born in New York City, he served a tour of duty in Vietnam and eventually made Seattle his home — more or less. Most of the couple’s time is spent on public projects throughout the United States, and as far away as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Below is the before and

after photo of the same wall.

The wall is flat, but through his

artistry, it appears to be 3-D.

You can read more about Eric and his wife on their website

Click on the 'Projects' link to see other pieces he has created, including one in Bucyrus, Steubenville, and Massilon Ohio.
Here is a cement block wall in Bucyrus.

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