Street artists at it again, this time with flower power -- Album 1

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[July 17, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

The weekend the "street artists" of Lincoln were at it again. This time they were working on the viaduct on South College at First Street.

The theme for this viaduct is flowers with faces. The work the artists were doing was much in the style of well-known artist Murakami.

While this viaduct is technically smaller than the first one they tackled, the subject matter was much more complex, in that nearly every square inch of the viaduct is to be covered in flowers with faces.

Pictures by Nila Smith

As with the first viaduct, the first step was to add the background color. Once again, that was a nice sky blue.

Rollers were used to cover most of the surface; then brushes were used to fill in the pitted spots on the walls.



Once again, the group used stencils to outline their work. What was different this time was the use of spray paint to draw the outline.

Kathy Vinyard is thrilled by the interest people have taken in the project.


A volunteer artist starts painting in the petals of a flower. Alternating colors on the petals is part of the style.

Gallons of paint are sitting out ready to use.




Art instructor Chris Tice added a face to this posy early in the day so that other artists could better visualize what the final product will look like.

Is that flower laughing?? Looks like it, doesn't it?




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