WAKAAN Music Festival, Mulberry Mountain, AR , 2023
This was a ✨live✨ mural, so it was started & completed it over the festival weekend, Sept. 27-30th, 2023, while people watched, interacted, & listened to the live music.
The ‘Tiger’s Breath’ mural turns repeating imagery through out MADDHOUSE work into a kaleidoscopic burst of colors & eyelashes.
Have you ever heard of the pranayama breathing yoga practice called ‘Lion’s Breath’? It empowers your throat and chest through deep breath & facial expressions. Great for alleviating stress, igniting confidence, and a little laugh (or cry, or scream). The furry creatures (up for personal interpretation, even though previous referred to as tigers) in the mural are mimicking the ‘Lion’s Breath’ face, evoking full self expression & breathing a psychedelic life force into existence around them.
MADDHOUSE also organized a mural progression documentation project with the MADDHOUSE rubber duckies we gave away/traded. MADDHOUSE hand spray painted 125 pink, glittery, eyelashed, rubber duckies exclusively for WAKAAN fest! When people stopped by the mural to chat or take a picture, we gave them a rubber ducky and asked if they wanted to be a part of the photo project! Below are some of the results and friends we made along the way. (Full rubber ducky album on MADDHOUSE Style LLC’s Facebook page.)