United States West Virginia Charleston
by J. Waters
Selected for Google Earth [?] - ID: 6650315
J. Waters, on December 23, 2007, said:
This is a full scale mural in Charleston WV
purdey12345, on February 2, 2008, said:
Just seen this via the Q&S forum: Great image of a very complex trompe l'oeil! The best one I've seen photographed.
J. Waters, on February 2, 2008, said:
Thank you. It's such a nice addition to our city, and I hope we keep it in good condition for a very long time. :)
DailyMadness, on February 7, 2008, said:
Breathtaking! How tall is this painting? I like murals so much I am considering having one painted on a wall in my place..
J. Waters, on February 8, 2008, said:
It's a true life size mural. Count the windows and you'll see it's 4 stories tall plus the roof. Not only that, but some of the windows are REAL, as the building is an office building.
cindib, on February 21, 2008, said:
This is a building mural beside the South Side Bridge.
© Rapi ( -6- ), on March 3, 2008, said:
IKnowTheArtist, on March 26, 2008, said:
I am so happy that this mural is being kept up. I am proud to say that my husband, Bart Davies, conceived, designed, and painted this mural in the early 1980s. And yes, those are real windows. Bart also cut those into the structure, planning carefully to integrate the use of space with the mural design.
We left Charleston in 1985, and are looking forward to a return trip to visit my husband's legacy to the city.
Thank you for the very nice comments! And for placing this on this site for others to see!
purdey12345, on March 26, 2008, said:
How amazing to hear from someone so close to the original artist! Your husband's fantastic work of art now, rightly, has world-wide fame. Best wishes from the UK, purdey
J. Waters, on March 26, 2008, said:
I'm glad you found it here. I might add (as you know) that it took your husband 2 years to paint this masterpiece.
IKnowTheArtist, on March 28, 2008, said:
You are all so kind - thank you.
Two years, right out of college, and an "I can do anything" attitude (coupled with fearlessness, especially of heights)!
WolfDreamer1112, on May 1, 2008, said:
I've always loved this mural. I love the way you make the townhouses look real instead of just paintings on the side of a building.
Have you seen the 3D model of the old Boll Furniture building in Google Earth? If you maneuver into the building, they actually have tiny couches, beds, and dressers inside.
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