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MOMO Up In The Air: Geometry, Color and Balance in Baltimore

Posted on May 31, 2012

MOMO has just completed what he calls the largest mural he has ever done in the US. Baltimore is the lucky recipient of this piece by one of Street Art’s modern abstractionists, a fine artist who has proven to be a quietly inspired force for exploration in one of the developing new directions for Street Art.

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The city of Baltimore has it charms and many people here will greet you and offer to help you or chat for a minute, and this weekend it was evident that Open Walls Baltimore has touched off an excitement in a few of the neighborhoods here.  MOMO’s own contribution enlivens and activates such a large space that you can imagine the empty lot it’s in turning into a playground or park or at least a block party. We saw so many youth and children in this neighborhood with eyes wide and full of curiosity and interest in participating in the act of creativity. Perhaps work like this can eventually put doors on boarded homes, shore up foundations, create a sense of hope and connectedness and community engagement that supercedes mere dreams of making money.

During the MOMO installation, the blasting sun was ongoing and so was the serenade of the incessant singing of mockingbirds in nearby trees. Sincere thanks to MOMO for letting us get a close look at his process and his work.

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. Wild flowers on the vast empty lot. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

MOMO. Open Walls Baltimore 2012. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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