Local artist, Victor Ving, unveils his latest community project, an enormous mural capturing the essence of the city.
By News Desk
The mural, aptly titled “Passage Through Pasadena” pays homage to Pasadena’s rich history, breathtaking natural landscapes, and its contributions to technology & space exploration.
Ving’s mural spans an impressive 86 feet in length and up to 18 feet in height and is the largest public art mural in Pasadena to date. You can’t miss it at 2830 E. Foothill Blvd. easily accessible for residents and visitors alike. Final touches will be completed Thursday October 26th.
I’ve created a lot of past murals featuring Pasadena’s iconic landmarks and popular tourist attractions. Yet, with this particular piece, my aim was to shine a light on the less-acknowledged, yet integral elements that define Pasadena’s unique character beneath the surface.””
“Victor Ving’s mural is a true work of art, and it beautifully encapsulates the heart and soul of Pasadena,” said Emil Wohl, Managing Principal of Wohl Property Group. “As a Pasadena native, I’m thrilled to have this remarkable piece of public art as a part of our city’s landscape, celebrating the unique elements that make the Crown City such a special place.”
The mural portrays Pasadena’s landscapes, featuring the San Gabriel mountains and Eaton Canyon Waterfall. It also pays homage to the world of technology and space exploration, with iconic elements such as JPL’s Mars rover, Perseverance, the Ingenuity drone, and the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory. Additionally, the mural nods to the city’s historical orange groves that played a pivotal role in its popularity. Located in Lamanda Park, the mural stands as a reminder of the area’s significance as a hub for packaging and transporting citrus across the country.
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