The City of Newcastle in partnership with the Newcastle Arts Council 

Lake Boren Park, Newcastle, WA

located next to the parking lot

mural installed 2021

"Upstream" 

paint on wood panels

52"h x 206"w

"Upstream" is inspired by the natural landscape and history the of the City of Newcastle. The mural features sweeping sections of color that create a sense of fluidity and movement. The concentric circles interlaced thought the imagery make reference to topographical maps. Additional imagery is a collage of views and animals that can be found in and around Newcastle that were then re-imagined in a colorful and stylized way. The cart and pickax are references to the prominent coal mining history of the area. Both the reference to mapping and these details are a nod to the importance of land and a sense of place. The mural is intended to present the character of Newcastle to visitors in a beautiful and creative way, complementing, but also adding to the visual landscape of Boren Lake Park.

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