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Spectacular Nature-Mural Honoring NASA Astronaut Is Unveiled In Atlanta

Stephanie Wilson is the muse of this inspirational mural in Woodruff Park! 🚀

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Spectacular Nature-Mural Honoring NASA Astronaut Is Unveiled In Atlanta

When Earth is the canvas, the sky is the limit!

Beloved Earth artist Stan Herd has done it again! Earlier this year, Freedom Park doubled as his canvas for a breathtaking portrait of John Lewis, entirely made from nature. His recent work has just been cropped up at Woodruff Park, honoring NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson.

Stephanie Wilson has flown to space onboard three Space Shuttle missions, and is the second African American woman to go into space. Herd wrote on his Instagram that the mural is “celebrating the International Day of the Girl and World Space Week.”

The huge mural is 4,800 square feet in size, and is a mind-blowing addition to Herd’s spectacular work. Its giant frame that borders the piece is created out of 1500 hand painted tiles from local school children, all from the greater Atlanta area.

The artist Stan Herd is recognized globally when it comes to his unique artistic style. Stan Herd began as a painter and muralist before attaining the position as the pre-eminent ‘representational’ earthworks artist in the world today.

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Herd has been active in a group promoting film, music and the arts in America’s heartland, and isn’t afraid to promote his political point of view. He has continued to produce numerous earthworks that are continuously anticipated by fans around the world.

Check out the mural before Mother Nature decides its time to await the next awesome mural by Herd. You can find Woodruff Park at 91 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303.

See also: This Stunning New Mural Honors Atlanta Pride In Old Fourth Ward

Featured Image: Luis G (@jerrito1) via Instagram

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