Molly Rose Freeman has been making her mark on Asheville with her patterned murals and paintings: You may have seen the hot pink backdrop for the collaborative Rites of Spring performance in the RAD last year, or the mint-green design on the Gypsy Queen Cuisine’s food truck.
Through March 1, catch Freeman working on a mural at the entrance of Wilson Alley, on the corner of Eagle Street in downtown Asheville. Brie Castell, owner of Castell Gallery, wanted to beautify the neighborhood and attract attention to the oft-overlooked little alley.
“I'm planning to use a thousand variations on the triangle to create the image, and I'm leaning toward a red-and-blue color palette,” Freeman says. “Those colors play really nicely off each other, and the way they react optically causes the image to really pop off the surface, in the fashion of 3-D goggles.” The design is inspired by the surrounding architecture. “For me, it's nice when art plays off of what's around it,” Freeman says.
A party is planned for March 2 from 5-9 p.m. to celebrate the completion of the mural.