Artist Paints an Upside-Down Mural On A Waterside Building So That It Would Reflect Right Side-Up In the River

Ray Bartkus Flowing

image by Jurgita Azukaityte

In honor of International Architects’ Day in the city of Marijampolé, Lithuanian-born American Artist Ray Bartkus painted a gorgeous upside-down mural on the side of a building that faced the Šešupé River, which would reflect the mural right-side up. Bartkus named the installation “Flowing” to represent the ebb and flow of daily life.

I sought to create a different effect on people with this work. The image is drawn in the opposite order, and the real image will only be reflected in the water. I hope that every time they pass by, people will discover something new, because this drawing, as well as in our real life, the day will be different than it was yesterday.

Ray Bartkus Painting

Ray Bartkus

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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