Titled “Back to Life,” the mural by the Capital Region-based multidisciplinary artist was inspired by the pipe that runs down the abutment. Featuring hand, flower, and butterfly imagery that is multifaceted and aimed at drawing from people a sense of hope, Colin’s Artist Statement noted her work is influenced by the idea of what happens when our dependence on an item that provides water becomes compromised and wanting to convey a story about her belief in the power of the universe to provide.
The mural is located at a pillar seen from Broadway near the Quackenbush Garage (25 Orange St.) ...go check it out!
Words from the artist: "I’ve been looking forward to painting this mural and now that it’s happening, I can’t wait for folks to see the completed piece. When people see this, I want them to feel hope and be inspired. It’s also the largest work I’ve done to date and the beginning of more and maybe even larger murals. I think it’s amazing to be able to make art that’s visible to many people and creates visibility at the same time. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to do that with this project.”
Created in partnership with Albany Center Gallery, Albany Barn, Downtown Albany, New York BID, and ParkAlbany collaborated in development, management, and execution of this #CapitalWalls mural. Curated by Tony Iadicicco, this project is funded by New York State Department of State through Albany's Downtown Revitalization Initiative award and overseen by Housing Trust Fund Corporation.
"Back to Life" was completed in October of 2022.
Photo credit: Robert Cooper