Cruz uses liquid paint and mixes in wheat paste, paper, and print in her process. The mural is designed to evolve over time as it disintegrates, and the coloration will evolve.
Damaris Cruz, Doily, 2018. Acrylic and latex with wheat paste on brick, 26 x 40 ft. Public art. ©Damaris Cruz. All rights reserved.
This mural is on the eclectic Lydia Pinkham building, home of a vibrant artist community and Soul City Yoga. Shanel Anderson, the yoga studio owner, is the subject of the mural, watering her plants in the studio.
Fun fact: All of the artists are trained and certified in lift operating.