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.
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.
This blue fellow seems to be the protagonist:
There’s a narrative thread involving this hot-air balloon which picks up more passengers in every panel:
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:
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!
All I can say is WOW. This could be a children’s book!
I agree – this is really exceptional.
I hope you’ll go see it in person, and be prepared to spend a bit of time with it. It’s a beautiful day for a little trip to Covington.
Fantastic stuff. Could totally be a great book.
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