Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Community Pride

Outdoor Mural
City Park
Oshkosh, NE
July 2015
Oshkosh, NE is a small town, but several outdoor murals indicate its citizens are talented artists.


Aren't the bright colors of this mural fun? Even though this is an abstract painting, I'm fairly certain it is actually a map of the town. The yellow diagonal line could easily be the train tracks that slice through the northern section of Oshkosh, and the large blocks of color probably represent the surrounding farm fields.

Canada Goose mural at night
Oshkosh, NE
The goose mural photo was taken one night when I wandered downtown. It covered the side of a large, vacant building. Oshkosh is in the middle of the migratory path of many waterfowl (sandhill cranes, ducks, geese, etc.), but it is known as the Goose Hunting Capitol. I think it would be amazing to see the huge flocks feeding in the harvested cornfields. This area must be a hunter's paradise in the Fall.

11 comments:

  1. The goose mural is gorgeous! And I always am attracted to windmills. I have one as the first photo on my blog this morning. Great minds, they say. :-)) Have a wonderful day!

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  2. Loved your view of the abstract and think you are right:) It is nice to see community pride.

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  3. I love public art. I love how the mural here depicts what is special to the town.

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  4. I really love these large outdoor paintings. Downtown Huron SD has a huge mural on the side of one building. I smile every time I drive through there and see it.

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  5. I like the brightly colored mural but really love the goose! I am so happy to see cities across America putting these murals on the buildings. American art at its best!

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  6. How cool is that. I really like the goose, but you're right the first mural definitely says abstract! The colors are fun and bright. They feel positive.

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  7. The first mural is very interesting! :)

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  8. My Zach loves to take mural images too. They are amazing huh?

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  9. I love the windmill in the mural.

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  10. Hum, and what is the story behind the name and Girl Scouts? Did an artist work with the Girl Scouts to do this mural. Or is there a very talented girl in the local scouting program? Inquiring minds and all that. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. That is some impressive artwork!

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