Monday, February 12, 2018
Two Bears in Downtown Phoenix
There is a brand new mural in downtown Phoenix located on Central Avenue on the side of the historic Heard Building. It depicts two bears but there is something a little different about these bears. They appear to have parts of them covered with some type of black form.
The mural was painted by the Swiss team called Nevercrew. The artists are Christian Rebecchi and Pablo Togni.
The artists say the bears represent the Mexican brown bear which has become extinct and the black forms on them represent forms of communication that are no longer used or extinct in their own way.
Below the bears and partially hidden by the building next door, are a row of rather strange looking machines. These appear to also have something to do with communication. I read that there is another mural inside the lobby of the building. I'll have to make my way back there to see it sometime soon.
Nevercrew have been painting murals together for 20 years but, they only have a couple in the United States and this is their first in Arizona.