Flying Ospreys, Herons, and Terns Comprise a 35-Meter Water Tower Mural by Taquen




Art

#birds
#murals
#public art

July 20, 2021

Grace Ebert

Application Software

“Eau de Loire” (2021), Gien, France. All images courtesy of Taquen, by Fabe Collage

A 35-meter tower looming over Gien, France, is the site of a new mural by Taquen that celebrates the inherent life-giving properties of water. Set against a deep blue backdrop, the massive artwork titled “Eau de Loire” features a flock of ospreys, herons, and common terns, which often are spotted near the banks of the Loire River that runs through the area, as they fly around the tank in an endless loop. “Water has always been synonymous with life,” the Madrid-based artist says, noting that the source is as vital to the city’s inhabitants as it is the region’s wildlife.

Broadly focused on change, Taquen’s works explore the complex relationships species have with each other and the larger environment, a recurring theme that manifests in this recent project through the birds’ perpetual motion. “For me, movement is a basic form of knowledge, to get to know myself and my environment and learn to respect it,” he says. “Birds are great symbols of freedom, animals that migrate thousands of kilometers each year with no one who can stop them.”

Taquen just completed a piece in Vigo, Galicia and is headed to Camprovin, La Rioja, Spain next. In September, he’ll be at Mostar Street Art Festival in Bosnia and Eternelles Crapules at Briançon, France, before heading to a residency in Saint Palais and later to Bayona. Follow along his travels on Instagram. (via Street Art News)

 

Bayona

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brianon

Ebert

Environment

Faencerie de Gien

#birds
#murals
#public art

 

Do stories and artists like this matter to you? Become a Colossal Member and support independent arts publishing. Join a community of like-minded readers who are passionate about contemporary art, help support our interview series, gain access to partner discounts, and much more. Join now!










Source link

More from author

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related posts

Advertismentspot_img

Latest posts

Twitter partners with Reuters and AP to boost curation efforts

Twitter is partnering with The Associated Press and Reuters to help its curation team put credible information in front of users. Made up...

Lynn C. Franklin, Literary Agent and Memoirist on Adoption, Dies at 74

Lynn C. Franklin, a literary scout and agent whose clients included Archbishop Desmond Tutu and who made a mark with her own book,...

Chelsea DeNofa Races Into Formula DRIFT Championship Lead

The Formula DRIFT Pro Championship took some unpredictable turns this weekend. The event at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington, marked the start of...

Want to stay up to date with the latest news?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!