The mural is a percent-for-art project, and MILAGROS was selected by a committee including not only Arts Council of New Orleans officials and local residents, but also members of the library community: staff and branch patrons.
Here’s how MILAGROS describes their work:
Site specificity is integral to the work. MILAGROS uses architecture as a counter-point; visually obliterating the seams of a space while simultaneously high-lighting its unique attributes. Elements of play and spontaneity culminate in surprise elation. Synchronicities and serendipity birth a new mysticism, based in the celebration of growth.
Check out their Instagram to decide whether they pulled it off.