Monday, April 08, 2024

Long lost (by me :) Joe Pagac butterfly mural

Tucson has so many murals that it's easy to lose track. David Aber and I share a spreadsheet listing murals to post on this blog, but sometimes I forget to add a mural. That happened with this mural. Joe painted it in 2019. The photos are from April 12, 2020. Last week, I started looking for them on the blog. Oops.

One advantage of my forgetting is that these photos show the mural when it was almost new. By now, four years later, the mural has started to fade.

First, the whole mural — which fills almost the whole block of 8th Street from 4th Avenue to Hoff Avenue:
If you stand close, you'll notice that the top left corner of the mural shows the stages of the butterfly's life:
Even closer:
The left side of the mural, to the left of the glass doors:
Middle of the mural:
Right side:
If you're looking at this on a small screen, you might not notice the people riding giant butterflies or the prickly pear cactus pads flying as if they were butterflies. (As always, you can click on a photo for a slideshow of larger views.)

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