SIA: Capax Infiniti mural

A quick note that the poll is still open to vote for your favorite outfit of mine from last month — thanks in advance!

And now it’s time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge! It’s my turn to curate the challenge, and I’ve picked a mural from downtown Portland.

Almost a year ago, my friend Stephanie and I took photos for each other for another SIA challenge, seen here, and our backdrop was a mural and brick wall in downtown Portland. After our quickie photo shoot, I took more photos of the mural itself, which I’ve put together in a collage below. The mural, “Capax Infiniti” (a phrase which means “Holding the Infinite” in Latin), is a beautiful, haunting, enigmatic image of the back of a woman and her flowing dress. I love how the texture of the old brick wall and building itself has also become part of the mural.

The artist is a South-African muralist known as Faith 47, and you can read more about Faith 47 and her works on her website.

Collage of pics of "Capax Infiniti" mural in Portland

You can view more photos of the “Capax Infiniti” mural here on the artist’s website and here on the Street Art News website. The mural was part of the 2014 Forest For The Trees Murals non-profit arts project. Portland is a city known for its public art, and this wonderful project is now in its third year.

I’m excited to see where this inspiration will take you. You could go for the mood of the piece, textures, the colors (cool tones of mauve, reddish pink, purple, white, and grey), the style of dress the woman is wearing in the mural… or you could just take photos against a brick wall. Lots of possibilities!

So how do you participate in SIA? Bloggers and non-bloggers, men and women, all are welcome to participate! Just send in a photo of an outfit inspired by this week’s SIA choice, and that week’s curator will collect all in a round-up post. So send me photos at by next Monday, Nov. 16, by 10 p.m. PST, and I will post the round-up the next morning on Tuesday, Nov. 17.


6 thoughts on “SIA: Capax Infiniti mural

  1. Mike

    This is an awesome choice Jen! I was just telling Salazar that I Googled this image and saw several pics of it where people are walking by it and they are teeny tiny in comparison to it. And like you mentioned, there are so many ways to go about in interpreting it. I can’t wait to try it! 🙂

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