On Projecting Color

There’s a camera …

… a camera displaying colors across the building.

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At the far end of the building we find ET.

Another colorful array exists in the opposite corner …

… as well as beautiful designs behind the camera

A patch serves as a hint of the one behind the colors ….

… his face looming large in black and white … but he was a quiet man with a large place in history

The man is an astronaut in a colorful spacesuit …

… holding the camera as he stands on the moon.

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Armstrong is an ArtWorks tribute to Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), an Ohio native who was the first person on the moon. After retiring as an astronaut, Armstrong lived in the Cincinnati area for many years; including time on the engineering faculty at the University of Cincinnati.

ArtWorks is a unique non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth to create art in the community … .and to date responsible for over 125 murals throughout Cincinnati – which many are in the main part of the city.

Basic Information
Location: on the Fifth-Third Bank Headquarters
511 Walnut Street (just off of Fountain Square)
Surface: 7,632 sq feet (709 sq meters)
Creator: Eduardo Korba, world-famous Brazilian street artist

Thanks to Resa (Toronto’s leading lady) whose posts about street art in Toronto and Winnipeg, got me interested in outdoor art in my area. I invite readers to visit Resa’s blog (and tell her I sent you).

To see other posts I’ve done about Cincinnati murals, click here.

29 thoughts on “On Projecting Color

    • Pauline,
      Armstrong was from a small town in about 2 hours north of here (Wapakopeta), but spent much of his post-astronaut life in Cincinnati. Glad you enjoyed this colorful array with a touch of Brazilian color.

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  1. Fabulous, Frank! I really enjoy seeing your city’s murals.
    The art concept behind this one is outstanding. I thought the Rosemary Clooney mural had an A+ concept as well.
    4 posts away from my 1000th! (but who’s counting 😀 )
    As always, I am thrilled to have a shout out from you! I really feel we are mural buddies!
    Once my Gala is over, after Halow’een, and before Christmas, I was going to tie to a post of mine to one of yours. However, now I think I shall tie to an enhanced concept!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Frank!

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    • Resa,
      Thanks for the kind words … and for getting me interested in posting these! For this one, the Brazilian touch of color makes this one jump! Meanwhile, linking and working with you is always a pleasure, so cheers to our efforts!


  2. Debra,
    I recall ET’s inclusion surprised me when I first saw it. Like you, I love the love … and the B&W face for Armstrong. BTW – I think it was a space post was my first visit to comment on your blog.


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