I titled this mural “Mother Winter” after the blue lady in the cold grey clouds featured in the piece. Most days when I went out to paint the weather was really gloomy and cold. so I guess it kinda shows in the painting. This mural was sponsored by the Mattie Rhodes Mural Arts Program Inspiring Transformation (MAPIT) initiative along with the KC Parks and Recreation Department. Big thanks go out to JT Daniels for hooking up the face in the skylight and to Ryan Terrell, my assistant who was on point during the whole project. We worked on this mural slowly for 45hrs over two months. Acrylics were used to paint this due to the fact that it was indoors and we didn’t want to fume up the center with spray paint while working. I was a little bit out of my comfort zone painting by hand but overall I am pleased with the outcome and gracious for the opportunity to paint and learn some new techniques at the same time.
If you want to check out the mural in person, the address is:3930 Northeast Antioch Road, Kansas City, MO 64117. For more info on the community center check out KCPARKS.ORG