Title: Unknown, by Michael Encinas
Location: East side of 10th Avenue just south of 25th Street.
Details: Painted ceramic tile depicting a table full of food.
If you're interesting in seeing murals, then South Tenth Avenue is your
place. As you have seen in previous pages (and probably will in
pages, as well) there is quite a variety along the roadway.
I especially like the gradual curving tops on many of these murals,
including this one, and the bright colors in the design. The curves
give the murals a softer, more relaxed feel than the rigid,
institutional impression given by many of the rectangular murals. And
feel is all-important here, a table of bounty to be shared in a
The mural described here is another of the sound barrier walls that run
along many of the streets in Tucson. Being close to the interstate,
South Tenth Avenue has a number of them, and most are decorated. This
particular wall celebrates one of the necessities of life, food,
colorfully and enjoyably. The artwork is a feast for the eye, even as
the fruits and vegetables shown in the tilework would be a feast for
the palate in life!
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