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Mural is a “Love Letter to Buffalo”

At the behest of salon owner Jennifer Julia Swift (Jennifer Julia Salon), muralist David Zientek has created a piece that speaks boatloads about Buffalo.

What might first look like a standard Buffalo cityscape scene is actually more of a “love letter to Buffalo.” That’s because all of the different visual elements are composed of salon iconography. For example, City Hall is built upon shampoo bottles and brushes, Silo City is clippers and combs, and the Buffalo Lighthouse is a spray bottle. And if you look closely, the full moon has the Buffalo Sabres emblem emblazoned upon it. 

I love the creativity that we’re seeing here, and the attention to detail, not to mention the cleverness at play.

Jennifer Julia Salon – 55 Chicago Street, Buffalo 14204

Video by Jason Jurewicz

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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