If a painting can trigger its viewers' emotions with just one observation, imagine the impact of a building-sized mural on an entire city. Baltimore-based artists Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn found a way to enhance people’s lives through art by adding visual playfulness to public spaces. Since 2012, they have been working on sculptures and large-scale murals, curving around building corners and spilling them onto the ground. The artistic duo explored themes of movement and symmetry by experimenting with bold color combinations, patterns in nature, and woven textiles. Take a look at some of the lively murals created by Jessie and Katey that transform public spaces into colorful experiences. This piece was created for the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. The design that we created for the staircase is based off of woven coverlets that were made during the craft revival movement. The movement took place throughout Knoxville, and most of Appalachia during the 1890’s through 1945.
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