So this is what I've been doing with most of my time here in Philly. The "Murder Project" as it's been aptly nicknamed (The 94 Effect - I wrote about this creepy project in a previous post), is now basically finished and my muralist mentor and I are out of her studio and spending 100% of our working days here at the pool mural project in North Philly. This is what it looks like so far....
This wall is the first and only to be finished so far.
This wall isn't quite finished yet. Still needs the text. The whole mural will eventually have the text of a poem wrapping around 3 sides of the building.
The assistant muralist (left) and the men hired from the work-release facility as a part of the Mural Arts Program's Restorative Justice program.
Hands getting steadier with every day that goes by!
Another intern and I are working on the wall facing the pool. NO DUNKING! NO RUNNING!
So many brushes....
We mix all the colors beforehand to match the master design, assign each color to a number, and do the whole thing like a giant paint-by-number.
It takes a LOT of paint......
So there you go, a visual post, finally!!