A trip to Bali. A galaxy in outer space. A home away from home.
These are just some of the places Teresa Parod hopes to take you in her latest public art series that just happens to be in her alley. It was after seeing an artist in Cuba transform a mundane space — and with a little push from her son — that she realized she could do the same.
“It just made me see where you could take a place that was just lackluster and make it into something really special,” Parod said. “Then I came back and painted my garage. I didn’t know how the neighbors would react. I was a little worried. But they liked it, and then they all asked me to paint their garages.
“I give them drawings to choose from, or we created something based on what they want. I use house paint and I’m lucky that I work with a professional house painter who gives advice. I take a picture of the garage, print it, draw on it, hand it to the people see what they think, and we go from there.”
Neighbors say Parod’s paintings have transformed their alley into a garden, among other things.