Laurel Outdoor Mural

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Mural Location: Laurel Outdoor, 3613 Hessmer Avenue

Mural Artist: Robert Dafford

Robert Dafford’s Wish (Bubbles) is a testament to the power of hope and the ability to self-determine a future. The image shows a young women manifesting another self, deeply focused on her instrument within an idyllic landscape. 

Dafford is a current resident of Lafayette and has painted over 300 murals across the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, and England. He has been making murals, signs, and paintings for 35 years. In the past 15 years, Dafford has focused much of his output along the Ohio River, painting over 200 large historical images of cities on their floodwalls, using his signature trompe l’œil, advanced perspective, and realist techniques. Dafford is best known for his depictions of the history of the Acadianss; for his murals in Paducah and Covington, KY and Portsmouth, OH; and of course for his giant Clarinet on the facade of the Holiday Inn in New Orleans.