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A Technicolor Flower Bed Sprouts From a 70-Foot-Tall Water Tower in Arkansas

Posted On: Feb 26, 2021   |   Posted By: Colossal

A Technicolor Flower Bed Sprouts From a 70-Foot-Tall Water Tower in Arkansas

All images © Justkids, shared with permission
A drab water tower in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, is overrun with a 70-foot-tall garden of technicolor flowers and vines thanks to artists Darren and Emmelene Mate, aka DabsMyla. The Australian wife and husband are known for their hand-painted psychedelic dreamscapes, which envelop the otherwise utilitarian tank with oversized flora. Titled “Magical Unity,” the circular mural features plants native to the region, along with a fuzzy bumblebee mid-pollination, all rendered in the duo's playful style.
DabsMyla completed the public project in just one week, which they describe:
Color plays a big role in our work and how we create. For this piece, we wanted to produce an uplifting feeling through flowers and running a rainbow of hues from the bottom to the top. This is a really large work, and we hope that it will positively impact the community and bring happiness to everyone who passes by it.
The transformative artwork is the latest commissioned by the women-led...

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