My next mural project will be on the Greenway in south Minneapolis the first weekend of August! I am so excited the city has approved the design I created in collaboration with youth from the Native Youth Arts Collective (Little Earth) and my summer interns.
Concept sketch- the girls in the program were my biggest inspiration for this design!
Colored version of the sketch
Mock up #1- what it will potentially look like under the bridge when finished.
Mock up #2- just another angle
Mock up #3- view from the actual path of the Greenway
Another mural completed on the southside! I teamed up with Whittier Community and MCAD to create this project! I worked with youth during 3 design sessions to help me and my interns design the mural. Then during Lyndale Open Streets, 170 community members assisted in painting the mural! After the event my interns and I finished it up!
This was the concept sketch presented to the owner at Treehouse Records. His only feedback was to make the dragon more "friendly". I think we accomplished that. :)
I have completed artwork to be reproduced on a few utility boxes on West Broadway in north Minneapolis! Very excited to see more of my art on West Broadway! Here is the concept sketch I submitted to WBC and the City of Mpls for approval. I created the sketch in Photoshop using my Monoprice tablet.
My painting process:
APPLIED TO THE UTILITY BOXES:
Located at the corner of Dupont and W Broadway.
There is another one located in front of the TacoBell on W Broadway.
This summer project was very interesting because the space offered many surfaces to cover including the door. The space was the entry way into the Media Center. This project took place over only a few days! The challenge was to create a design that worked even when the door was propped open, which happened a lot through out the school day. I decided on a theme relating to the Media Center which was "Cultural Storytelling". I included ways that cultures and human beings have communicated stories throughout our time. Obviously, we couldn't include all of the forms of storytelling on the wall but I think we got a good variety of elements in there to capture the idea. My summer intern Leah Zobott contributed to parts of the design of the mural.
Door closed- view from the other side, inside the Media Center.
Approx. 15 students participating in the LBGTQ group after school.
Completed December 2014
The students wanted to make sure the mural represented all kinds of families and diversity so that everyone could feel inclusive and identify with the mural. All the other phrases and symbols in the design are contributed by the students as well.
I was hired as an artist in residence to complete a mural project with the 7th grade students at Linwood Monroe. It took us about a month to complete. The theme for this project was "Voice in Our Community" and the students wanted to highlight keys areas where they felt their school contributed the most with their "voices"- through the arts, advocacy, language, and citizenship!