BIRDS OF PASSAGE TUNNEL
Artists: Don Rimx, Nicole Salgar & Chuck Berrett
This mural is a collaborative piece created for the residents of Calesa Township. The artists wanted to pay homage to the diverse history of the land, its ecosystem and beauty. Their inspiration came from the historical artifacts left behind by the property’s indigenous inhabitants and the varied wildlife species native to the area.
The tunnel begins with a water inspired background, which is dissected into various directions by arches of colorful bricks, and structures of raw wooden beams. As you walk through the tunnel, the wooden and brick structures sprawl across the ceiling, and over the walls in a multitude of colors. All the while, perpendicular structures of wooden beams intersect with the bricks.
As you enter, there is a blue heron leaping into flight, and as you follow its lead, you are surrounded by the watery wall treatments, and the intersecting brick and wood patterns. There are also several local plants weaving in and out of the structural elements throughout the tunnel, with strands of native beads wrapped through and around all the structures.
Once you’ve reached the other side of the tunnel, the background has changed into an earthy terracotta with a large burrowing owl perched among the patterns end.
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©2021 Calesa Township. A Family Community for all ages in Ocala, FL by Colen Built Development, LLC. All information included here is subject to change without notice. Developer reserves the right to substitute products, designs, features and landscaping based on availability or as deemed appropriate at the time. All drawings and renderings are artist’s conception, are for illustrative purposes only and are not to scale. In deciding to purchase a home, purchasers agree to rely only on the final contract document and not any information contained herein. Calesa Township is an Equal Housing Opportunity community.