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New Los Angeles Mural Features Graceful Swans in Flight

South African artist Faith47 was recently in Los Angeles, California, where she completed a beautiful large-scale mural of graceful swans in motion. Titled The Preciousness of the Hunt, it was arranged by the Do Art Foundation and is located in the downtown area. Her painted work is not only eye-catching, but playfully interacts with the ground below; at certain angles it looks like the birds are emerging from the trees.

Using a combination of spray paint and brushes, Faith47 has done an incredible job of making this massive artwork look as effortless as a sketch. She layers opaque pigment and gestural marks that give the illusion of it being drawn with a pencil. This effect pairs nicely with the green wall it's painted on as we see the colored brick peeking through the swans' wings.

Faith47 website and Do Art Foundation website
Photos by Birdman Photos
via [Street Art News and Arrested Motion]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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