On our way to the Densmore Working Group meeting last night, a new mural set next to the Wallingford Art Walk robot, on the side of Bottleworks on 45th St and across the parking lot from Key Bank, caught our eye:
As luck would have it, Carlos Aguilar, the artist, was just dusting on a few last shots of spraypaint and wrapping up for the day.
He told us he got turned on to the project by a guy from a “graffiti shop” down on Stone Way (i.e., a place that sold spraypaint). The owner there contacted the owner of the Bottleworks building (etc.) building, who gave permission, and the project was born. Carlos sprung for his own paint.
Carlos works in other media beyond spraypaint, including acrylics, inks, and sculpture, and has shown his work across the state and the country. The playful character you see pictured appears throughout his work.
And no, the piece isn’t done, but it’s already a great addition to the great Outdoor Wallingford Museum of Art.