This mural project was put on my desk over a year and a half ago. Before the winter of ’08 we were scurrying to get our design in and paperwork in order. About a month before we were to start we pulled the plug on the project due to weather constraints, and the inability to come to terms. Then the recession hit and the market went belly up. I thought the project was done and put the folder aside.
Around May of ’09 I got a telephone call about starting the project up again, so I pulled out the dusty folder and went back to work. After a few more visits to Brooklyn we hammered out the details; Creative Evolution was officially hire by JP Day to create 2 twelve story murals in downtown Brooklyn, NY. The project started August 15th and continued thru to October 15th. The plan of attack was to change the dynamics of two brick buildings. We wanted to create the illusion of two beautiful brownstones with arched windows and over 30 depictions from areas within the city.
All scenes were painted as reliefs. On the Court Street build, a large 6 story tall arch was painted as if you were looking thru the building at the Statue of Liberty. I am not gonna lie, this project was a well received challenge that I was very much looking forward to. On the 15th of August I moved to NY for two months. I was creating daily videos and taking pictures to post on a blog specific to this project. I tried to give an honest account of the project, the good the bad and the ugly. If you get time, here are some links relevant to this project:
It was during this experience that I really got into painting portraits which would eventually bring my career into a new and exciting direction.
The Press was very kind to me on this project and the photographer was great giving us all of the pictures that he took from the site.