This 9-foot by 20-foot mural was commissioned by The Source, a collection of wellness practitioners combined with a childcare facility that also provides meeting spaces for creatives. It was painted on an exterior stucco wall facing their community garden, west of Michael Thomas Coffee at 1111 Gibson SE. Reflecting The Source’s focus on new-age classes, wellness, the arts and gardening, the images were drawn from an early-Greek depiction of the muses, a Babylonian painting of a garden, as well as earth, sky, and sea gods and goddesses from Roman, Greek and Egyptian mythology.
Denise Weaver Ross has completed two previous murals: Garden of the Muses located in The Source’s Community Garden on Carlisle SE, and We the People on Tapia Road in the South Valley. In 2017, she was featured as the poster artist for ¡Globalquerque!’s world music festival. Weaver Ross is well known for her House of Cards series, and in the past five years she has exhibited in national juried exhibitions in Attleboro, MA; Las Vegas, NV; Albuquerque and Santa Fe. She has designed a mural for 2018 Mural Fest for Tortuga Gallery. Her work can be seen regularly at Ghostwolf Gallery in Old Town, and she has a one-person show scheduled for October at Tortuga Gallery.