Carla’s design for a mural in Kew Gardens Cinemas Park in her Queens neighborhood, has come to life! All the participating artists have completed their individual painted panels, and they have been installed on the large scale painted filmstrip along the park’s brick walls.


Pictured here is Carla’s depiction of the “Whomping Willow” tree in the Harry Potter series of films. The mural theme is based around the cinema, as the park owner is also the proprietor of the cherished Kew Gardens independent film theater. The actual “Whomping Willow” appeared in the film as a more sinister, dark image, but Carla’s interpretation is brighter, more lush, and friendly for the enjoyment of her neighbors viewing the mural while spending time in the park. This piece is also a textural collage in painted relief using strips of tree bark, dried moss, dried plant material and seeds, and sand. This work is consistent with her style of painting, but in a representational format rather than her usual textural abstraction.

Read the Queens Courier article “New Mural for Kew Gardens Park”