Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.
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The last time I drove past this house at Birch and Irving I saw a huge blue-tarped half circle almost as large as the side of the house. Had no clue what it was covering.
Today when I drove past I saw a person, as if in prayer, sitting on the grass in front of what looked like the largest Budhist painting I'd ever seen. It was very colorful and detailed similar to a sand mandala.
Had to get the more than 2 second view of it. If it was Budhist, or any other religious art, I wanted to see it up close and find out what they were doing with a 20 foot diameter mandala. Or was it just Waukesha's next big mural?
Turns out Ben Stark and "Lopez" have been working on this Aztec calendar since March. At 20 feet across it's possibly the world's largest. A community projects youth group with connections to La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha made the wooden disc and provided the paint. Since more than half it's members reside in Milwaukee the calendar will be displayed there; on an outside wall of a community center at 35th and Vliet. Ben and Lopez expect to finish the calendar this week.