This is a belated post to share some photos of my mural from the huge Sioux Falls Art Maze event of last month!
This event turned out to be nothing short of EPIC – I have trouble even finding the right words to describe it! In the course of one month, about 50 Sioux Falls artists transformed an entire office building into a massive diverse art installation, with murals, pop-up galleries, sculptural installations, musical performances, and so much more. Over 3,000 people came to experience this unique event, the likes of which has never been attempted before in our fair city. Read more about it here.
I called my finished mural Winter Weaving Wyverns. It started as a small drawing on plain old 8 1/2 by 11 inch sketch paper. I used a projector to transfer the main outlines of the piece onto the wall and then filled in the design around it free-hand. As for the medium, I used interior house paint in a few shades of wintry blues, blue-greens, and blue-whites and a finish of glitter gloss spraypaint. The mural was located in a very large room on the first floor of the four story building, surrounded by other amazing murals created by fellow local artists. It was a space that was used as a band performance area during the event (see topmost photo in this post)….how awesome is that? The answer is super incredibly awesome!
This post is more focused on my process for the mural – for photos of the big event itself, check out my Flickr album.
Keep your eyes on Exposure Gallery & Studios for even more photos and updates. Also, Zach DeBoer, the driving force behind the Art Maze, shared some after-the-event thoughts here!
On a personal note, I want to thank my husband Tim, my dear friends Britney (pictured in one of the above photos) and Lyndsey, my brother Mark and sister-in-law Emily, and colleague Dave – each of them directly lent their help and support for my mural in various ways and it wouldn’t have happened without them!