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Location: Intersection of Monroe Road and Idlewild Road
Artist: Obra Collective
Media: Vinyl wrap based on watercolors
Artist Info: @obracollective
Story: This mural is part of the City of Charlotte’s CLT 250 Placemaking Program with partner MoRA (Monroe Road Advocates). The vinyl wrap mural is placed around the Charlotte Water facility at this prominent corner location. The Obra Collective, a pro-immigrant art organization, held several community outreach meetings to get input for this mural which celebrates this diverse EastSide area.
Key Formal Elements:
** Photo credit @mattshdr Matt Henesy
During community workshops with members of the public, some were asked “What do you miss most about your home country?” Often the response was related to the landscape or the environment. Working along this theme, the artists included plants and birds that represent a variety of countries. Over 20 countries and their native bird or flower are represented in the mural.