The Bromo Painted Path is a street mural connecting art and cultural venues along Tyson Alley between Franklin and Saratoga Streets. Commissioned by the Bromo Arts District, the path features splashes of teal, purple and pink evoking oversized leaves, flowers, and seedpods of wild plants that grow along the alley’s canyon-like brick walls. As more buildings along the alley are redeveloped as art spaces and residential lofts, these tenacious plants are disappearing. Like artists living and working in the Bromo Arts District, the Bromo Painted Path takes inspiration from symbolism of plants adapting to creatively thrive in the urban environment. The project was designed by Graham Projects based on the input of local residents and members of neighborhood art spaces. The artwork is made of durable resin-based and epoxy modified coatings. Community members helped to complete the work by painting their own leaves during a public paint day.
Production team: Graham Coreil-Allen, Melvin Jadulang, Stephanie Baker, Q Batts, Mar Braxton, Emily Breiter, Isabelle Conover, Maurice McCrimmon, Kirsten Pamfilis, and Zoe Roane-Hopkins.
The Bromo Painted Path is the second phase of a larger project including the Bromo Wayfinding trail of colorful sidewalk markers connecting the Bromo Arts District’s many cultural spaces and historic sites. The Bromo Wayfinding project is a program of the Bromo Arts District and funded by a grant from the Baltimore National Heritage Area.