New mural in La Jolla shares artist’s ‘Quarantine Dreams’ – Artist Hanna Daly’s new mural, “Quarantine Dreams” at 627 Pearl St., shows a surfboard, baseball, suitcase and images of other currently off-limit activities.
By ASHLEY MACKIN-SOLOMON
APRIL 24, 2020 9:40 AM
Adding pops of color to an alley-facing wall on Pearl Street in La Jolla, mural artist Hanna Daly has created a large-scale public art piece dubbed “Quarantine Dreams,” a compilation of images against a blue, purple and pink background representing what we’ve been missing while sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I knew I wanted this mural to have something to do with the quarantine, but I wanted it to be positive, and it was so hard to come up with something,” she said minutes after completing the mural April 22. “I thought about doing a giant ‘Hang in there, baby’ cat poster, but when we got to work, I just started doodling little images to represent what we all miss. Everyone misses the beach, sports, school, traveling and being with friends. So I wanted to show that shared suffering, but with a positive message.”
Included in the mural are a surfboard, baseball, suitcase and images of other currently off-limit activities.