Bravo to the people of Mexico City! Local patrons master-minded and are privately funding 1000 columns (15 ACRES!) on the busy thoroughfare now named The Greenway, which will amount to of Vertical Gardens/Living Walls.in the busiest part of the city. The project features training in this important urban art form and worthy work for prisoners.
While there’s a note on the project’s cost vs planting new trees, I am a huge fan of Living Walls and I am very excited to see Mexico City’s brilliant efforts. I love this! The walls uptake carbon, emit oxygen, help calm, quiet, beautify, and uplift the street!
At this crossroads in time, we need to plant billions of trees and create Living Walls and Roofs everywhere we can. Read more…
Calley O’Neill is a highly respected artist, muralist, visionary designer and social ecologist from the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Journalists have described her art, which spans four decades, as ethno-visionary, dynamic, symbolic and breathtaking. Calley finds her expression through classical glaze painting in mixed media works, public murals, stained glass and mosaic. Her landmark Healing Gardens of Makahikilua master plan for North Hawai’i Community Hospital in Kamuela received national recognition among top landscape architects in the field of therapeutic garden design. A great team player, Calley’s input raises the bar and sparks innovation toward healing the Earth and its inhabitants. Journalists have described her as ‘a way-finder’, ‘a life giving force’ and ‘a force of nature.’
Calley is known for exceptional quality draftsmanship, a crystalline mastery of glaze painting, stimulating diversity, relentless experimentation, and her love of the Earth and humanity. Her magnum opus is Rama, Ambassador for the Endangered Ones, and she continually works on the exhibition paintings in her Waimea studio and her plein air pop-up studio and tree gallery at the Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu, where she is the Artist in Residence. Her paintings are both visual prayers and wake-up calls.
Calley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, summa cum laude from Pratt Institute, New York (1974) and a Master’s Degree in Social Ecology from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (1977).