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Watch Artists Create a Downtown Mural

The twin brothers took just under a week to complete the 184-foot mural

Artists and twin brothers How and Nosm (Raoul and Davide Perre) finished their 184-foot mural "Balancing Act" last Friday. It now stands near Shepard Fairey's "Peace and Justice Lotus" on the side of the Compuware Building. If you haven't seen it yet, its progress was well-documented.

'BALANCING ACT': Balancing Act takes the idea of a traditional family tree and expands it to a societal scale. Each layered figure supports, holds and embraces the next, forming a totem-pole that culminates into a telephone, symbolizing the cruciality of communication. Half of the world rests on the founding patriarchal leg and the other half is contained inside the matriarch's head. The two come together to create the basis of the composition while hands hold a flower and a fish, connecting each element to the whole and resulting in the idyllic familial or societal paradigm. However the seemingly harmonious structure is precariously balanced on one foot, dangerously close to collapse, implying the fragile and delicate nature of a family, community, or society. We are each pulled in different directions and balancing work, personal life, family and friends and health is increasingly difficult. This mural stands as a reminder to strive for that balance. - How & Nosm, 2016 @hownosm #hownosm #howandnosm #HowNosmDetroit #balancingact #mural #detroit #librarystreetcollective #lscgallery #publicart Photo by @mrpopso84

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The mural was supported through Bedrock, Library Street Collective, and Meridian Health. The artists have a show at the Library Street Collective running through June 12.