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Artist Spray Paints Earth To Beautify Daily Commute

The rest of the commuting world could probably use something like this.

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German artist Katharina Grosse teamed up with the City of Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program last month to reinvent the typical view commuters observe during their daily train ride.

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“I need the brilliance of color to get close to people, to stir up a sense of life experience and heighten their sense of presence,” states the artist who has named the series of seven murals psychylustro.

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To create each mural, the artist spray painted a single color over a section of earth or ruin.

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The murals can be spotted along railroads just north of Philadelphia.

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As you can see, it has been a welcome sight for sore eyes.

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Don't feel like paying for a train ticket? Many of these locations can be seen on foot.

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Friendly reminder: trespassing railroad property is dangerous and it can get you in trouble!

And you can start following #psychylustro for some examples of the ride.

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If you are wondering how this is okay - the artist used water-based paint which is only semi-permanent.

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MuralArts plans to maintain psychylustro for six months before letting nature runs its course with it.

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Or letting other graffiti artists reclaim these spaces.

Here you can see some time-lapse of the work in progress.

View this video on YouTube

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Grosse has completed several other works of art where she similarly paints bright colors onto natural materials, like this work of art titled I Think This Is A Pine Tree.

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And this untitled installation at the Nasher Museum.

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If you REALLY love this kind of stuff, you can even deck yourself out in some Katharina Grosse merchandise!

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Weltenbuerger, a Los Angeles-based clothing retailer sells this Grosse-printed shirt for $332.

Graffiti is still illegal, though.

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