How the heck was a mural on this scale produced? I made a
painting that was about 6′X6′. We positioned a print out of the
painting on a foam core model to see if we liked how it fill ed the
space. Then after we figured out the positioning of the painting
against roughly 20,000 sQuare feet of space we broke the painting up
into panels that were painted and could be attached to the wall. The
paintings were made by a mural painter in a rented space in the
Brooklyn Navy yard. He projected the painting on to a wall and aligned
the panels according to our plan.
I understand the installation went right down to the wire (i.e.
the first day of school). How long did it take to make the mural? The
original painting took four months of weekends, The planning, pricing,
designing and sizing of the installation against all of the City
approval, took about a year. There are two murals and each took the
mural maker around 6 or 8 weeks.
What do you want the viewers – students, teachers, parents – to take away from this? I hope they are amused delighted and engaged. That’s all I can hope for.