Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hallway Mural

I have been working for the past 6 weeks on this mural at a homeless shelter called Hesed House. It is a busy hallway where guests, staff and volunteers are constantly walking through, doing laundry or commiserating. It was my first mural and I wanted to start with a sky scene because the majority of the painting was to happen on the top third of the walls and ceiling. But as the painting progressed, I decided to forgo the clouds for fun, colorful circles and dotted lines. Many people have commented positively and said that they enjoyed the painting. By the end, when I showed up to paint, the guests were letting everyone know, "the artist is here."

All in all it was a great project that expanded my horizons, and it was interesting to try to work with the space of the hallway, while including the different personalities of the people there. Before and after pictures of the hallway follow. Thanks.