There is a huge mural in downtown Phoenix that I've wanted to feature on my blog for a long time. I finally got all the facts together along with some photos. It's located on the side of the headquarters for Valley Youth Theater and it's part of a much bigger project called "Water Writes" which is a part of the Estria Foundation. The mural depicts how water is central to the success and prosperity of Arizona. Phoenix was chosen for one of these "Water Writes" murals because of our critical water issues. Other places where a "Water Writes" mural has been located are California, Honolulu, British Columbia, Colombia, El Salvador, Gaza Strip, Philippines and South Africa.
The central figure of the mural is a pregnant woman representing Mother Earth. She is pregnant with twins who represent good and evil which describes the choices we make with our environment and impact those choices will have on future generations.
The mural depicts how we use water in Arizona. Sometimes for farming
And other times for mining. The mural was painted by a team of 15 local artists. It's pretty spectacular.