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Joseph Toney’s Crane Mural

North Carolina native Joseph Toney has made Utah his home in part by leaving his mark across the urban landscape with a series of indoor and outdoor murals in Orem, Cottonwood Heights, SLC, Park City and South Salt Lake.

Toney may be best known for his sharp, linear interpretations of the Wasatch Mountains, but wildlife also make frequent appearances in his murals.  His two-sided, vertical-oriented mural at Allergy Research Group (2301 S. West Temple) features three cranes, in pink and blue. The sandhill crane is a frequent visitor to the state in the spring and fall.

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  1. This photo totally misled me. I thought this was maybe six feet tall, on a roof, with a parapet behind it. Nope. That’s a full-size building and the cranes are two stories . . . maybe 20 feet tall. Anyone who likes outdoor art should walk . . . OK, drive if you must . . . along Main Street from about 2700 S towards downtown or (AND) vice versa. There are some sights to see here in Salty Lake.

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