Cindi Reed of The Las Vegas Weekly writes about The Wall Saints stunning new installation, ASCENSION.
“From some angles, it’s just an odd pile of cardboard boxes. But from the right vantage point, an intricate image appears.
First, there’s a giant skull—head kicked back in eternal agony. A few lines of spray paint drip from its teeth, resembling spittle, as it cries out a silent scream. This is perhaps how we all feel, coming out of the deadly, disastrous plague year also known as 2020.
But upon second look, the viewer notices a beautiful, blue-haired woman emerging from the top of the skull. She’s a street art angel, with a sleeve of tattoos covering her arms and wings. A golden halo floats above her head as she looks upward toward heaven, or at least a better future. She is the hope of 2021: hope of a vaccine, of a new president, of a new start.
The 3D art installation, titled “Ascension,” is located inside SoHo Lofts, at Las Vegas Boulevard and Hoover Avenue, but it’s viewable from the street. Curated by Laura Henkel, “Ascension” marks a collaboration between two native Las Vegas artists: pop art muralist Derek Douglas (aka SNIPT) and multimedia artist Anthony Castillo (aka ToneCastle).” > Read More