Flora From Fauna
To celebrate both Redwood City’s history of flower growing and the animals that live within its borders, Ink Dwell created a series of murals called Flora from Fauna. Local wildlife, from squirrels to the bald eagles, offer viewers gifts of Chrysanthemums, flowers that once defined the city.
In 1907 the Enomoto brothers founded a chrysanthemum nursery, which by 1926, grew into a $7 million business (equivalent to more than $90 million today), leading the Chamber of Commerce to proclaim Redwood City the Chrysanthemum Center of the World. Six different murals are scattered around a two-block radius of downtown.