Art Inspired by Nature
a public street mural
Grateful to all the local volunteers and organizations for helping create "Trout", with special thanks to the Media Borough and the Media Arts Council. A traffic calming mural, a first for myself, and my town. I think one of my favorite comments was "This mural will make me happy on my walks." Thank you, Richard Power Hoffmann for creating this time-lapse video.
Written that evening.
"Four Trout at 3rd and Jackson"
The Golden Trout's bold haughtiness
shines forth from glowing gilded scales,
out-shining, to his mind, the duller Brown.
But Brown Trout's not perturbed by this--
he's proud to swim the creeks and streams,
too busy swishing 'round to have a frown.
The Brook Trout makes a common sight
in all the brooks and streams around,
and loves to swim her way from pond to creek.
The Rainbow Trout, so fanciful,
just laughs beneath the flowing stream,
when after rain she leaps a colored streak--
her scales of rainbow colors glow,
reflecting rainbows in the sky.
Four Trout now swim at 3rd and Jackson Streets.