Murals & Community

Click on this image and zoom in on this mural proposal to get an idea of all that could be. This 6"x 24" scale drawing is done in pastel and acrylic.

Click on this image and zoom in on this mural proposal to get an idea of all that could be. This 6″x 24″ scale drawing is done in pastel and acrylic.

First Grade Wing Mural Proposal

Features
a durable, invitingly touchable, textured surface-
bright, light and weather fast-
aerial, north, East, and south mountains-
landscape with local urban and rural scenes-
many and minute details wherein viewers can locate themselves-
children playing-
native plants and creatures (identified) collage-
a blend of local lifestyles-
star map on the entryway ceiling-
Child and community inspired, designed, and executed sections-
moderated by the artist/educator-
integrated with other studies and school themes.

The grooved siding would have been a real challenge for a surface, but oh, the rewards of working with a whole learning community to create a kind of “self-portrait.” Group-created murals are so rich in images, communication, identity- and relationship-building. I have done them at youth camps, conferences, and dinner meetings. The possibilities are….  see also: my page “Art & Education” for more murals

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