Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I painted this mural in one week with the help of 11 kids ages 7-13 and my two awesome friends, Enrique and Kevin. It took about 9 hours of painting and it was a whole lot of fun! The original sketch is the first photo. I couldn't get a view of the entire wall at once because cars were parked near it.
Monday, August 9, 2010
This mural was inspired by the landscape, customs and culture of Xela Guatemala. I found myself drawn to the textiles weaved and worn by the indigenous people and I knew I wanted to work this into my painting. Xela is a really cute mountain town, but it seriously lacks color! I hadnt seen many murals or grafitti while I was there and I was itching to leave my mark there. One of the students at the school where I was studying Spanish found out that I painted murals and he suggested we paint one at the language school, so, this mural was born. To create this mural I traced the shadows of a few students and teachers at the school and I allowed people to paint in their outline as they pleased. Everyone had a lot of fun and I hope that this small mural inspires people to paint more around the city!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The kids designed this mural, drew it and painted it 90% by themselves. I assisted by offering creative ideas during the design process, and mixing the colors, but they drew it on the wall and painted it by themselves. I'm so proud of my alumnos!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Mural at the Fabretto school in San Isidro de Bolas. This was a memorial mural for Barbara Moore who passed away in January of this year and this mural shows some of the things she loved. It took us 1 week, about 20 hours of work, so much fun. Much thanks to Bridget and Eliza for organizing this and making it happen.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Boom Shakalaka! Here it is! This thing went up in a matter of two weeks, I have to admit, I think I could have done a better job, but I had a deadline. All in all I'd say maybe this was about 15 hours of painting. I couldn't have done it without help from my buddies.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
On our second visit to Leon we spent a little more time actually visiting the Cathedral where we saw the tomb of world renowned Nicaragua Poet Ruben Dario. We also took a visit to seen the ruins of the old church, which was sponsored by White House Pizza and we went to Folklore museum which had some lovely graffitti on the side of it, but on the inside had beautiful mosaics that told the stories of several different legends of Nicaragua. Probably the most famous legend being the Gigantona who was a giant spanish woman and the small Indio man with the big head. I Love leon mucho.