Nourish the Public + Nourish Yourself

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Artist: Ian Ross

Location: The Public Market

City: Emeryville

Date Painted: 2019

Date Photographed: July, 2022

Photographer: Trailhead Bob

Image License: Used with permission

Description: Abstract shapes that may resemble sprouts of wheat.

Notes: The theme of Ian’s mural at Public Market was inspired by the notion of local food and agriculture. While his work is abstract – a combination of gestural marks in conjunction with the medium he’s working in – Ian explains that the natural shapes the brush makes are like building blocks. When put together, the shapes appear to represent specific images. A teardrop can look like a bird diving. Vertical lines appear to be sprouts of wheat.

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