Laramie artist and University of Wyoming graduate Dan Toro has begun work on a mural on the Source Gas building located at Third and Custer streets in downtown Laramie.
Titled “Growth,” it is the second mural of the Laramie Mural Project 2012. It will incorporate images of large trees with deep roots as a representation of community accomplishments. Smaller trees without deep roots appear as wind-blown, broken twigs.
“The image of trees with deep roots is symbolic of the community and, when working together, how much can be accomplished,” Toro said in a release. “When one moves away from the community, little gets done.”
Toro is painting the mural on location through today. The public is welcome to stop by to watch him work.
The Laramie Mural Project is a partnership among local businesses and artists, the Laramie Main Street Alliance and the UW Art Museum.