A new apartment building in Providence, Rhode Island, has murals on three sides of the first floor.
They depict three noted female artists.
Yayoi Kusma is an avante-garde Japanese sculptor and painter. She is one of the most renowned living artists working today. Muralist Fu'una chose to feature Kusama's iconic black and yellow polka dots, which feature throughout her mixed media practice.
During the 1960s Alma Thomas emerged as an exuberant colorist, abstracting shapes and patterns from the natural world around her. She was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art. Muralist Joanna Vespia portrayed Thomas in monochrome contrasting with the bright colors the artist often used.
Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. She is best known for her paintings of the New York skyline, radical and enlarged flowers, and the New Mexico landscape where she lived for the later part of her life. Muralist Fu'una juxtaposed a late portrait of the artist depicted in a wool gaucho hat and black clothes against a detail view of an earlier 1945 painting.
Linked to Monday Mural.