Last month, I completed two murals with the kids at Willagillespie Elementary school in Eugene. Those were in the K/1 grades hallway, and the 2/3 grades hallway. They asked me to come back and do a residency for their 4/5 hallway this month! Each hallway in the school has a famous scientist as it's theme:
• K/1 Hallway: "Audobon's Aerie"
• 2/3 Hallway: "Coustau's Cove"
• 4/5 Hallway: "Banneker's Bend"
Here is the sketch for "Banneker's Bend":
Benjamin Banneker was an African American scientist living in the 1700's. He got famous for his contributions to some almanacs, for his skills as a mathematician and astronomer and also for carving an entire working clock out of wood. Interesting sounding guy. So there was a lot to work with here, in terms of imagery. I decided to do just a big mash-up of images for this one: books, rocket ship, clock parts, cosmos, etc.
Excited for this one! I'll keep you guys updated on the project's progress.
Stars and Rocket Ships,