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Taylor Gallegos working on his mural in Carlsbad. Courtesy photo
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Carlsbad artist Taylor Gallegos finishes Carlsbad Art Wall

CARLSBAD — Starting the weekend of March 19, Carlsbad artist Taylor Gallegos began painting the Carlsbad Art Wall’s 28th mural on the east-facing wall of 377 Carlsbad Village Drive in Carlsbad Village.

It is now finished and it tells a special story. Taylor’s mural titled “Flow State” includes recognizable figures, as well as lesser-known people, who share the ability to enter an intense moment of concentration and focus.

“Flow state is that state of being when times stands still,” Gallegos said. “It’s you and whatever you are doing. You totally zone in, focus and relax; everything just starts to go in the direction you want it.”

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Gallegos’ mural on the Carlsbad Art Wall. Courtesy photo

The focused eyes of Kobe Bryant stare out from the center composition above a nameless figure deep in meditation. Carlos Santana is depicted in mid solo, eyes closed and transcended to a place only he and his music occupies.

Women’s surfing world champion Stephanie Gilmore is shown locked in with the ocean below her and an artist sees nothing but colors on a canvas.

“I only had room for a few flow-state examples in this design,” Gallegos said, “We all have our ways of getting in the zone; this mural represents all passions. From knitting to science, we all have our activity that enables a flow state; this mural represents each and every one of them.”

The Carlsbad Art Wall is curated by local artist Bryan Snyder.