This San Francisco-Based Muralist Painted A Fascinating Marsh Rosemary On Six Walls Of The San José Mcenery Convention Center Building

This San Francisco-Based Muralist Painted A Fascinating Marsh Rosemary On Six Walls Of The San José Mcenery Convention Center Building

Living in a city crammed with enormous buildings, constantly running cars and huge concrete streets, you inevitably start to miss the good old Mother Nature. Luckily, there are some talented artists out there who are able to bring a fraction of flora even to the most urban-looking view. One of them is a San Francisco-based muralist named Mona Caron.


Recently, Mona Caron was asked to paint something special on the walls of The San José McEnery Convention Center building. And that’s how this mesmerizing masterpiece was born.


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This marsh rosemary painting was wrapped around six walls of The San José McEnery Convention Center building



Image credits: Mona Caron


“A Californian marsh rosemary, warbling the rectilinearity of the San José Convention Center. From an indoor sprout, to a young plant in the garage entrance cove, to a mature mother-plant by the street entrance, This 5-plane mural was commissioned by the City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program, and was installed with the support of Team San José, SJ Convention Center staff,” Mona Caron describes the mural on her personal webpage.


The artist named this mural “Limonium”



Image credits: Mona Caron


San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs posted about this brand new artwork on Facebook and wrote this: “The mural, located at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center along Market Street, is over 3300 square feet and honors ignored or overlooked flora in the valley. Her artwork brings recognition to and magnifies those bursts of life that proclaim their identity, that grow wild and natural through walls of concrete and asphalt, and remind us that allegiance to life is unbound.”



Image credits: Mona Caron


The main plant faces the entrance to the Convention Center on Market Street, but to its left, there is a semi-enclosed cove, which is the entrance to the garage, and there’s another plant in there, with a flower stem that calculatedly appears to be a part of whichever plant you’re looking at,” the artist told Colossal. “Similarly, I carefully drafted the rightmost flower stem (and) leaves to appear continuous when seen both from the street and from the upper terrace.”



Image credits: Mona Caron


Turns out, the artist has a series of artworks called “Weeds” where she paints all kinds of humble flowers on buildings located not only in the US but such countries as Spain and Taiwan as well.



Image credits: Mona Caron


Mona Caron often collaborates with local and international social and environmental movements fighting for climate justice, labor rights, and water rights, and selects plants that she finds in the cities where she paints.



Image credits: Mona Caron


“Mona Caron is a Swiss-born, San Francisco-based artist, using muralism, illustration and photography in both her art and artivism. Her focus is on community-informed and site-specific murals in public space. She has created large-scale murals in the US, Europe, South America and Asia, has delved into stop-motion animation as part of her “WEEDS” project, and co-creates visuals for street actions and outreach with social and environmental movements,” Mona describes her work on her webpage.



Image credits: Mona Caron



Image credits: Mona Caron


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