Painting a public mural for a large grocery store chain - Process
Process of designing and painting a 3x2 metre mural onto MDF sheets, installed in the Woolworths break room.
A recent project I was given full rein to design, daunting at first. I had no idea what I wanted to do except a blend between graffiti type street art juxtaposed with nature. Here's some of the rough ideas I was working on. I wanted to keep it a simple colour palette but Ultimately I opted for something vibrant, symmetrical and a balanced composition.
Each panel measured 1x2 metres tall. Some prep work here, I sanded back the surface and rounded of the edges to reduce wear and tear. After sanding I applied a single coat of primer. Lots of standing around required too.
Close up of the panthers head after I had fixed up his goofed up face
I thought it would be cool to use lead pencil for the text, it lights up at the right angle. The wording is a slight nod to the conspiracy theories of the sinking of the Titanic and its connection to the creation of the private owned federal reserve bank. Indentured servitude of money and debt is a story for another time...
“Human history begins with man's act of disobedience which is at the very same time the beginning of his freedom and development of his reason.”
- Erich Fromm
"wonder is the beginning of wisdom"
"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
- John F. Kennedy
“Be radical, have principles, be absolute, be that which the bourgeoisie calls an extremist: give yourself without counting or calculating, don't accept what they call 'the reality of life' and act in such a way that you won't be accepted by that kind of 'life', never abandon the principle of struggle.”
- Julius Evola
Short video of the process