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Space Age Love Song

Category: Murals

Address

339 S Broadway View on Google Maps
Green Bay, WI 54303

District

Broadway District

About the Artist

Artist: Peter Koury

Artist Statement:
For this project I was given two words from the owners of the building:
Retro - Space
If you grew up in the 60s/70s you were inundated with all sorts of imagery of space, space travel, and the future and this is where I began my process to come up with the imagery for this project. You can find illustration and design influences from that time period throughout the four panels. I included Robby the Robot not only as a throwback image to the golden age of space-themed television, but I had created a painting for a friend who owned a bar downtown called 29Steps which is now the upstairs to Vintage as a nod to a place that hosted many great bands and good times twenty years ago. The blue panel was designed to have chalk like the imagery of the imagination process, and I had planned it out beforehand but as the weekend progressed and after many conversations, I switched it up and had 10 individuals draw their own representations and I then painted their embellishments. It was great to be able to include these drawings from folks that ranged as young as 8 and older. It was a great experience and I really like the aspect of including these people in the creation of this project and my hope is that it left an indelible mark in their lives as well-

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