Art Washes Away…

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Artist: Trent Thompson, Only Up, ABG Art Group

Location: Bankhead Theater, 2400 1st

City: Livermore

Date Painted: 2020

Date Photographed: 2020

Photographer: Jay Galvin

Image License: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

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Description: person in jeans and tee shirt holding paintbrush dipped in blue paint. ribbon with face, butterfly and owl.

Notes: was based off the pablo picasso quote “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” #onlyupmuralfest - The image of the artist and the contrast of the mundane right side peeling back from the colors on the left are meant to represent the artist painting life into the wall. -The patterns on the pants of the artist are local icons representing present day livermore.. ie) wine, the lab, livermorium, cowboys etc... - the colorful imagery on the left side represents the history, flora and fauna of the area, a tribute to the native american heritage, and the wildlife found in the area. Also, livermore has the longest burning lightbulb so I snuck that in. -The paint on the pants and the plain blue on the right represent a job still to be done, history and progress still to be created. - The quote is a subtle tat on the artists forearm. I might go back and make the tat pop more. Hope you like it, go check it out if you get a chance.