20x21 EUG Mural by AIKO (Japan/USA)
Address:7th Ave & Willamette St.
Eugene OR 97401
AIKO, born in Tokyo but a New York resident since the 1990s, graced the corner of Willamette Street and Seventh Avenue with the colorful reverse image of a Maiko — an apprentice geisha who is in training to be a dancer. She chose the motif because it has energy and felt festive. Created from 15 hand-cut stencils, the reverse images are a way to express day and night. Look for her trademark butterfly in the mural, an image that graces her many murals around the globe.