I used to live in the Winstead Park neighborhood, which is part of why I was so excited to see this new mural going up there. There are some really cute areas in the neighborhood, but it’s home to significantly more chain restaurants than public art pieces, so anything new is a win, and this one is especially beautiful.
The mural was created by local artist Jay Rasgorshek, and depicts a flock of Northern Flickers, a member of the woodpecker family with distinctive red markings that live in Winstead Park. In the background, there’s a darkened Cooper’s Hawk that can be somewhat difficult to see — but that’s on purpose.
On Instagram, Rasgorshek wrote: “The cool thing is that the hawk is distinctly hidden during the morning hours but when the afternoon and evening sun hits the wall, the hawk is revealed to be seen from across the street.”
Rasgorshek designed the mural and was joined by two other local artists in its painting stages. (jay.rasgorshek / Instagram)
If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s at the northeast corner of the Curtis and Fairview intersection. It faces west, so your best bet for a good look from the car is traveling north on Fairview.
Let me know if y’all have any specific public art pieces I should do for “Where Is It?”