520 Lofts Mural

520 Mural Spotlight: A New Perspective

This month’s mural spotlight looks at the painting of the Native American woman taking a photo of passersby. Muralist Matt Halm explains to us why he chose to put this woman behind the camera.

This image plays into a main theme of the mural, which is the juxtaposition of varied elements in an interesting way, much like a concert poster. It also connects to some other elements of the mural, namely, the Native American-inspired designs of the 4th floor. This specific image plays on the mythology that early Native Americans didn’t want their photograph taken, as it will capture their spirit in some way. This image turns that idea around, as the subject becomes the reporter, reversing the power.  

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Check out our March mural feature.