There’s a camera …
… a camera displaying colors across the building.
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.
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.
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
- Click to see more of his work
- Click to see a timelapse of the mural he created for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio
- For those wanting more Korba, click for a video
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.