It's not my intention to intimidate...
I started this mural in the Spring of 2011, and didn't get around to revisiting it until one night in June of 2012 (partly because I had no time, and partly because a lot of my time went towards the Senior Mural). Over the course of that year, my perspectives changed and I ended up painting over a lot of the original mural.
I felt like my first idea was too intimidating (people walking in fire, crab legs jutting from the mouth, etc.). Having that whole year to listen to people's thoughts, I was able to change gears a little. I transformed the mural from something slightly nightmarish to a more gentle, dreamlike sort of piece. I realized simplicity isn't always a bad thing, especially when dealing with an image that people from all backgrounds will see.
The mural itself is on Esko's art room wall, right in the center of the room and around the clock. I'd say it's also about 50 square feet in area. I painted it with "inspiration" in mind; I wanted it to be something the most noncreative student could look up at and think, "Well...I could do something like that..." or "That doesn't look so hard." I've had the opportunity to watch students use my work as a basis for their own; they toy with the idea of putting animal heads on fruit and faces on the sun. It's the biggest compliment I could hope to receive.
Written by the clock is the word, "Become". Become your art, become your dreams and ideas....
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2012 Esko Senior Mural
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Train of Thought
Nagual Spirit Mask (Jaguar)
Luna Moth Vase
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