Blu Details – Porto Fluviale
It had been a few months since I last passed by the occupied building in Ostiense that Blu has been painting. What struck me most upon visiting yesterday was not really the enormity of the project (which is inspiring), but the rich color and detail to the work. As is typical of the artist’s work, the more time you spend looking at it, the more you find within it. That’s why I’ve decided to post some of my favorite details of the facade. There are sure to be plenty of overall images of the work, but for me it’s really those details that bring the entire space to life and show the personal touch of the artist. Incorporating scenes of the neighborhood and symbolism important to the occupied space shows just how connected Blu has become to the people in and around the building. I got a chance to chat with him briefly yesterday as he continues work on the other side of the building and this connection was obvious as a family from the neighborhood greeted him with the children excitedly sharing their plans for the day. If you ask most street artists – at least those who work during the day – it’s these human connections and interactions that is one of the most rewarding parts of what they do, often times just as, or even more, important than the final result itself.