- Jo McLaughlin
Acrylicize collaborated with Red Swan: a woman-owned, Baltimore-based mural studio to create an uplifting artwork reflecting the energy and vibrancy of the NoMa community.
Washington DC is a kaleidoscope of cultures; a city with rich local traditions made even brighter by diverse transplants and thriving immigrant communities. Inspired by this idea of a DC as a confluence of people and ideas, Red Swan chose to feature migratory birds that frequent the area— an Indigo Bunting and a Yellow Warbler.
The mural also incorporates playful background elements, blending multicoloured gradients to evoke a sense of union and togetherness and floating dots with scribbled lines to lend levity to the composition; creating buoyant energy that is fitting of NoMa’s exciting future.