Photo courtesy of City of Dallas Public Art Program
The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Dallas Public Art Program will present the debut of the newly-completed mural for the Jefferson Boulevard Viaduct. Created by Carlos Donjuan and the Sour Grapes Art Collective, the designs were inspired by Donjuan’s childhood visions of things that lived in the Trinity River.
The large-scale mural is painted on four concrete retaining walls and two end-caps beneath the Jefferson Boulevard Viaduct in North Oak Cliff. The whimsical designs were inspired by Donjuan’s childhood dreams during Sunday afternoon drives to downtown Dallas with his family. The sections of the mural, titled “The Sky,” “The Trees” and “The Water” reflect a world left behind when entering the concrete jungle of downtown Dallas. Automobile, pedestrian and streetcar traffic will be able to view the mural from the Jefferson and Zang bridges.