Monday, September 2, 2013

Faith Wibberly



Faith Wibberly is an illustrator in Norwich, Connecticut.  Over 24 hours, Faith painted a mural on the side of the Spirit of Broadway Theater.  The mural shows a watering can pouring a stream of water to feed a rose -- the symbol of Norwich -- with a school of fish in the water.  The mural project was a fundraiser for scholarships for area youths.  While I was passing by, Faith and her helpers were rushing to fasten a ribbon on the mural for a ribbon-cutting later in the day.


This post is linked to Monday Murals.

Update:  To see more, in addition to Kate's link,
see 24hourmural.com

23 comments:

JM said...

It's lovely and so is the shot at the bottom.

Kate said...

Jack, I am so glad that you posted this mural. After I saw it I checked the internet for the artist's work and found this wonderful explanation of the mural in an article from the Norwich Post newspaper:
http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/x1155154113/Norwich-artist-completes-24-Hour-Mural

Kate said...

OOps. . .it the Norwich Bulletin newspaper.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm amazed she was able to do paint this so quickly. I seem to be painfully slow at doing just about everything. Plus, I can't draw. :))

Birdman said...

They look to be getting a bit wet. Well, all things tend to grow with a little TLC... and water.

Ed said...

I drive through Norwich a lot, Jack, and have passed the Spirit of Broadway Theater many times. I have missed the mural though! Duh... time for another drive through Norwich.

Malyss said...

What a beautiful mural! very colorful and joyful!

Luis Gomez said...

What a beauty Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful mural, Jack! A talented lady she is indeed!! Great shots for the day!!

Sharon said...

I can't believe that beautiful mural was done in 24 hours. That is amazing in itself.

Mersad said...

I can appreciate how much hard work went into this. This is really a big mural. They worked really fast!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

cieldequimper said...

Beautiful symbol for what could be an English rose.

RedPat said...

I like this one a lot! 24 hours is incredible, Jack!

VP said...

I like this clever and quite funny variation on the theme of the Great Wave off Kanagawa, by Hokusai.

William Kendall said...

It's terrific work!

hamilton said...

This is a most impressive piece of work done in such a short time!

Randy said...

Awesome mural.

Lynette said...

Love murals, Jack. Love 'em. Thanks for getting these photos for your blog!

Nita Davis said...

I love murals and this one is great. Love that it was done as a fundraiser.

Bob Crowe said...

That would make a good sign for a car wash.

Kay said...

I assume she didn't work 24 consecutive hours, right? However she staged it, she did a magnificent job pretty fast. I hope it was a successful fundraiser and also hope it endures and doesn't become another ghost sign in 10 or 15 years.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A vibrant and optimistic mural. Extra points for being a fund raiser. It already seems to be a point of pride for the city. Did you notice in the videos that she used a brush instead of a spray can? You were lucky to drive by while the artist was there. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fab capture Jack..using a brush, that would be impressive to do it in such a short time, I wonder if ROA uses a brush or spray can, he does his huge drawings usually overnight.