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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:45 AM

How an artist's mural in South America led to Brisbane's COVID-19 arts revival

By Jocelyn Garcia
July 1, 2020 — 2.48pm

Brisbane woman Ash Taylor had only wanted to check out the murals at a hotel in Ecuador after a friend recommended she see the artwork adorning its walls.

Before long, she was painting one there herself.

"I came into the mural game differently," she said.

"I was travelling through South America last year and I could see all these intense murals. A thirst for it grew," she said.

The graphic designer travelled from the capital to a small town called Baños to see the hotel's artwork after her friend's recommendation.

"I was greeted by one of the managers who worked there after I was staring at this massive piece behind the reception," she said.

More:
https://www.theage.com.au/national/queensland/how-an-artist-s-mural-in-south-america-led-to-brisbane-s-covid-19-arts-revival-20200630-p557l6.html

Did a search thinking I'd see the hotel murals Ash Taylor mentioned, and was astonished by the images of murals in
Baños, Ecuador. Murals are everywhere in that town! The town, itself, is amazing! Take a look , poss
This may be the mural she saw first, behind the desk, possibly:



Found Baños near the top of this map:

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:15 AM

1. Simply breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing I got.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 05:12 AM

2. I forgot to include the link to a search for hotel murals in the town, showing incredible artwork

all over town. It appears people have a real passion for colors and movement of imagery throughout, and the scenery is mindblowing!

Link:

https://tinyurl.com/y7uco3jy

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:15 AM

3. Thank you so much for that link. I am stunned by the incredible beauty. What a truly

soul-satisfying way to start my day.

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:11 PM

4. It's interesting an artist in Australia knew about Banos but it never gets mentioned in the US!

Doesn't seem possible so much beautiful scenery could have all appeared in one place.

When I saw a long shot of the town, it didn't look real:







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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 04:49 PM

5. My first thought was "Brigadooon" a place out of time and memory.

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 01:04 AM

6. Yes! That's perfect. It's great remembering Brigadoon, too.

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