Two University Crossing businesses are coloring our world with bold public art installations.
The first, “Wings of Spring” by Mari Pohlman, is ready for viewing at Mockingbird Station.
Pohlman started working on the mural in early March. She combined the mockingbird’s wings with colorful Texas wildflowers to symbolize new life blooming after winter.
But less than 24 hours after it was complete, Pohlman’s bird literally took flight in 55 mph winds. It was damaged beyond repair as it crashed to the ground. She got to work repainting, and about a week later, “Wings of Spring 2.0” returned to the station.
The second mural, “Just B Yourself,” is in the works at the Beeman Hotel. It will be created by artist Janice Williams, who is the granddaughter of Arthur Williams. He sculpted “Birth II,” which can be viewed on the University Crossing Trail.