An Epic Tale of Time and Town by Christian Schmit

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Here is a most unusual mural, in that it really doesn’t call attention to itself. From a distance, you may not notice it at all and, up close, its muted palette seems faded by the sun. Located right on MainStrasse in Covington, this recently completed ArtWorks project, led by Christian Schmit, may well be my favorite local mural to date.

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Each panel of An Epic Tale of Time and Town is a moment in a loose narrative, as well as part of a continuous landscape filled with area landmarks, including The Ascent, the Roebling Bridge, and the Tyler Davidson Fountain. Each panel is also devoted to a single creative pursuit, like writing or music.

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

This blue fellow seems to be the protagonist:

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

There’s a narrative thread involving this hot-air balloon which picks up more passengers in every panel:

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Apparently some of the other characters and situations are taken from the team’s time spent on-site this summer, or are part of local lore:

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

Covington mural by Christian Schmit

More info about this mural can be found on the John R. Green Company site.

If you haven’t noticed that ArtWorks did an amazing job this past summer, check out my recent posts on the new murals in Clifton Heights, Over-the-Rhine, and Northside [there are many others as well, but I don’t get out much]. Kudos to everyone involved; this is mayjah!

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