The 72”x40” mural was designed using iridescent paints that reflect with shimmering colors when light shines upon it. The inspiration of the mural came out of the commitment to inclusion and diversity from our sponsor, Hines Global, and our participating partner in the gallery, The UNF LGBTQ Resource Center. The strong osprey bird represents UNF, the vibrant colors coincide with the LGBTG flag and the mandala projects love and equality for the oneness of all living things.
The painting was created live by Danielle and Ian Cleary of Heartspace Art during our grand opening celebration. It is being raffled off during the opening weeks of ARTSee & Shop and a portion of the proceeds will go toward the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and the UNF LGBTQ Resource center.
The artists created this piece to represent Truth and Courage-to inspire everyone to be their authentic selves and live freely in their passion.
Heartspace Art was founded by husband and wife team Ian and Danielle Cleary. They are based out of Jacksonville, Florida and specialize in vivid, temporary and permanent murals, digital art and acrylic paintings. Their company and art is founded in love and they enjoy expressing it in all that they do. They refer to their work as the Conscious Heart Movement- a belief that choices should be guided by the wisdom of the heart in an attempt to create unity based in truth. The process of creating their work is a sacred experience, and they hope you can feel the love.
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is sponsored in part by the City of Jacksonville and by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.