See How Flower Murals Can Transform Any Gray Building

There are many gray cities in the world, but not enough artists see them as the blank canvas with a lot of potential that they are.

A great example of how these buildings can be transformed can be seen in Detroit. A local artist, Louise Jones, is painting floral murals on boring buildings, improving the overall look of the city. She’s also painted on buildings all over the world, from New York to Shanghai.

“Flowers are a vehicle for me to explore color and shapes. They remind me so much of my own body — they’re very feminine,” Jones says. “I consider myself to be feminine but haven’t always felt that way. As I get older, I’ve learned to embrace my femininity, and I find myself increasingly drawn to flowers with age.”

See her work below.

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I am happy to announce that my biggest project to date has been completed. “Wildflowers for Buffalo” features echinacea, red clover, Queen Anne’s lace, pussy willow, thistle, swamp rose, yarrow, lamb’s quarters, straw flower, and chicory. Thank you @albrightknox for bringing me to Buffalo and the whole mural team for your hard work. I had way too much fun out there, and I hope to see you all again – you know who you all are!! Shout out to @seed_and_bone for bouquet inspiration @ottart for curating @jonesej2 for project management @ciminellirealestateny for the building, And everyone that put paint on that wall or helped to make this happen, you are loved and appreciated! #akpublicart #wny #buffalony #buffalo #albrightknox #albrightknoxartgallery

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