in may, i began discussions with a group four local art-focused students for a mural at the Monticello Library. the library received a matching grant to commission the piece, and the kids and i brainstormed ideas and images, themes and metaphors. what you see above is our finished product, entitled, community. we wanted to depict diversity in a changing rural community, and not just racial diversity, but rather, diversity of ideas, cultures, and personalities.
|tristian, emma, edgar, and fernando adding their ideas to the mural. a huge thank to all four of them for not just showing up to paint, but for helping to develop the mural for the library.|
|getting closer to completion with Fernando and Edgar|
|the west side of our north facing wall|
|in the middleish|
|also in the middleish|
|the east side of the mural....who doesn't love an purple alien in a pair of chucks.|