Fue un honor trabajar este verano en EMAI con tales individuos talentosos e inspirados. Gracias.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Today I finished another stage of a major mural cycle at the School of the Integrated Arts in Santa Ana, Costa Rica EMAI. I started the work in 2010 with a 52' tall panel followed in 2013 by three more at about 28' tall, and a small one in the dance studio. This year I painted adjoining columns and friezes on the front of the building (images below).
Monday, August 3, 2015
Day two on the mural project in Costa Rica at the School of the Integrated Arts (EMAI). The base colors are in on all of the new surface panels, both the columns and the friezes connecting them.
In the pictures you can see the finished mural panels I have done since 2010. I am using the same color transitions on the new work, according to the height from the ground, as a constant to unite the work. The surface area is larger than I anticipated and so I am sweating the short time-frame.
Today I fought strong winds, endured several hours of kid's marimba practice, general disorder, lots of interruptions and (worse) a bit of layer separation on one of the friezes that had to be repaired, textured, given a primer and finally painted with the base layers of semi-transparent color. Jorge helped me with the surface repair. Tomorrow I plan to really get down to it. The folks here are great. If feel very much "en casa" with a number wonderful people encouraging me and appreciating what I am doing. I feel blessed and privileged to be "in residence".