Artist Statement

This specific design was inspired by kudzu growth around Atlanta. When traveling and asked about the landscape in Georgia, the artist references kudzu first. The artist interprets the nature of the prolific plant-its invasiveness, the nuisance, the magical visual phenomenon of its green blanketing-in a flurry of abstraction and symbolic overgrowth.

This mural was painted as part of BeltLine Walls, Vol. 2 and festival on August 4, 2019 on the interim Northeast Trail where it passes under I-85.


Artist Bio

Danielle Brutto is a multi-media artist from Atlanta, GA. She received her BFA from Parsons the New School for Design in New York, NY in 2011. After graduating, Brutto moved back to Atlanta, Georgia where she showed at Mason Fine Art, Mammal Gallery, MINT Gallery, and was a 2015-2016 WonderRoot Walthall Fellow. She is a founding member of the design company Brutal Studio and has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Serenbe Art Farm.