Project Everlast Mural

I was hired by the Kent Bellows Studio to design and complete a mural for the nonprofit Project Everlast located on 72nd and Mercy in Omaha, NE. We had our first meeting on April 14th, and since then  I have been working with 6-8 students every week to brainstorm, compile sketches and work directly on the wall. After discussing with the students about various themes, we decided Metamorphosis would be appropriate for their space. You can read about Project Everlast here.

Here are some photos of our progress weeks 1-5.

[Photos of preexisting mural at Project Everlast.] IMG_3345

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[Initial sketches, compiling, measuring the wall and making a grid.]

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[More Detail//Finalizing Design]

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[Covering up preexisting Mural.]

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[First grid and separating the two priming colors.]



[Close ups of string grid and wall texture.]

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[Chalk first – then Paint.]


[Progress as of 5/12/15]

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Thanks again for following our project. Here are some photos weeks 6-8.



[We’ve had a lot of fun experimenting with our surreal imagery.]



[Artist Akim working on outlining the sun rays with a light peach color.]



[Artists Akim and Reba painting side by side, adding details.]



[The wall after our session on 5/26/15.]

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[Detail work. Lots of creative ideas from the students this week including making yellow reflection marks on the water.]




[Progress as of 6/2/15]


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[Photos from the unveiling party on 6/26/15]



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