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Riding Waves, 2023

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Acrylic Paint on Concrete 

5.18.2023 

Monona, WI | Hwy 12/18 at the Monona Drive Exit 

 

#RidingWaves  

The Madison Public Art Project commissioned this site-specific public art mural by the artist known as Audifax located under the 12/18 Beltline Hwy at the Monona Drive exit ramp in partnership with the City of Monona and Wisconsin DOTAudifax was inspired by Hokusai who created the famous “Great Wave." For this Riding Waves mural, six individual pillars serve as her most unique and ambitious "canvas" to date.  Audifax connects the pillars together with her artistic expression inspired by the nearby waters of Lake Monona and Lake Waubesa using her artistic voice to highlight a more equitable future. This skillful hand painted mural depicts the ever-changing waters as a metaphor to bring attention to mental health awareness in our society. The expressive waves beautify an underutilized site and seek to destigmatize mental illness by integrating art directly into the built environment. This mural gives people the opportunity to engage and reflect on their own mental health journey as they ride past. 

 

See more work by Audifax here. 

Download the Riding Waves Art Activity Guide here

Thanks Sponsors!

This project is supported by Dane County Arts and Cultural Affairs with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc., charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation. Supported by Grants from Target, The American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate & Social Impact, the Willy Street Co-op Community Reinvestment Fund, the Evjue Foundation, and an award from the Monona Tourism Commission. Major funding made possible by our Premiere Sponsors: Scooter Software and Metcalf’s Market and WPS Health Solutions. Thank you to our generous Gold Sponsors, MG&E, Studio Z and the Tasting Room. Additional funding made possible by our Silver Project Sponsors: Homburg Inc, and Herb Kohl Philanthropies. Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors including Buck & Honeys, Discover Family Chiropractic, Booth121, and the generosity of private donors. Special Thank you to Kristie GoForth. 

Fine Art Prints- Gift with Donation

Public Art is ephemeral, but now you can order you own print today to capture the magic and beauty of this installation. These fine art collector prints make fantastic gifts for the art lover in your life. Do you appreciate art? Make a donation and receive this special gift of your own original print captured by Carrie Chase Photography of this visually stunning mural masterpiece created by Audifax. Fine art is a smart investment, and this print is an affordable way to own a piece of street art history in your home or office. These collector prints are offered in three sizes so you can customize to your décor style and personal preference. 

Photo by @CarrieChase.Photo

Printed locally in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Edition is printed on 230 gsm, 100% cotton, acid-free archival paper. 

You purchase supports our mission to support the arts and artist living and working in our community!  

*Logo watermark will be removed on photograph prints ordered.

*prints ship unframed. 

*the cost includes tax and shipping USPS within the US. 

8x10

Limited edition of 50

Signed, numbered, and embossed limited edition.

$60+ Donation

16x20

Limited edition of 20 

Signed, numbered, and embossed limited edition.

$150+ donation

24x 36

Limited edition of 10 

Signed, numbered, and embossed limited edition.

$350+ donation

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*Madison Public Art Project Inc. is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. You will receive an e-mail confirmation and receipt for your donation. 

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Art Prosecco 1

Art Prosecco 3

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Collect Your Art Prosecco Today! 

Hand Painted Prosecco Series

Acrylic, Spray Paint, and Posca on Glass

Limited Edition of 3 |  Art by Audifax

(Gift with a $295+ donation)

Audi displays her signature waves with this unique hand painted collectors’ Prosecco bottle series first ever release. This unique & expressive sculpture is perfect for décor in any home.

Bottle dimensions are 12" x 4"

 

* Support more art in our community and take home a one-of-a-kind, special art piece memory to share with friends & family. Toast to life’s important moments with lively bubbles and fresh fruit flavors. Proceeds support the MPAP and the artist. Note which Prosecco bottle you would like to acquire. 

 

*"Tasting notes of this flagship Prosecco is one of the most-loved sparkling wines. A crisp, refreshing style and delicate, floral palate of fruity aromas of green apple, juicy peach and ripe lemon. Hints of minerality and sweetness, with a light and refreshing finish. Pairs well with seafood, mild cheese, rich pasta dishes and decadent desserts!"

 

Join our upcoming Art Talk & Walk! 

Stay tuned for upcoming dates. 

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