Final touches on his rendition of the Detroit skyline

Vaughn Taormina

Muralist

Vaughn Taormina is a native Detroiter working on a mural on the historic " Avenue of Fashion." "I see certain aspects of Detroit’s vacancy as being beautiful," he says.  This is reflected in his work with use of negative spaces and stark, simple lines. He intends to capture the spirit of the Detroit landscape: the one of his childhood and the one that exists now, into a mural that will engage viewers in a dialogue about the city as a muse. He wants to create a mural that truly feels as though it belongs within the city.