Lilburn Tunnel Bridge - Lilburn, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ckirbee
N 33° 53.182 W 084° 08.074
16S E 765010 N 3753253
Quick Description: Artists: Sonny Franks and Chris Shuster
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2021 4:31:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM13X2A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
In 2012, the Lilburn City Council commissioned local artist Sonny Franks to paint a mural on the Cofer Electric building at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Main Street. Completed in 2013, the life-like tunnel bridge scene has become a popular photo spot for visitors and residents. Franks is part of a group of artists called “Walldogs” who travel the country painting murals. He enlisted the talents of fellow muralist Chris Shuster. Franks designed the artwork in Adobe Photoshop, and the duo painted the project with brushes, rollers, sponges, and an airbrush.

The mural is a trompe l’oeil, which means “fool the eye” in French. It is designed to look realistic and pop out to the viewer. When the mural was created, large stones added that lead out of the tunnel to the road. The mural won first place in the Murals and Banners category of the 2014 International Sign Contest conducted by “Signs of the Times” magazine, a trade publication for the signage and environmental-graphics markets.
City: Lilburn

Location Name: Cofer Electric building

Artist: Sonny Franks and Chris Shuster

Date: Unknown

Media: Gray Stone

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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