Here is the black and white drawing ( a 1/6th model) of the design.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Here is my wonderful team of volunteer artists at Crealde School of Art: Marie, Virginia, Darryl, Heather, Me, and Willy.
These generous, talented,and fun artists all worked together to take drawings done by the fifth-grade students from Killarney Elementary, reduced and enlarged them, and created a master layout. Here we are rolling out a large sheet of photo backdrop paper, kindly given by Rick Lang and the photo department. We (Virginia mostly!) used a grid to transfer the drawings onto this life-sized (10ft. by 18 ft.) version of the design.
Ron Moore, Supervisor of the Winter Park Community Center, welcomed the participants.Project director and lead artist Lynn Tomlinson helped students brainstorm based on the presentations they have just heard. She asks them to find visual elements to bring the stories to life.
Here is the current mural on the wall of the community center in Hannibal Square, the historically African-American neighborhood in Winter Park, Florida. You can see that whne they remodeled the building and added a door and ramp, it went right smack in the middle of the mural, which had been centered on the wall. This basically ruined the current mural, which has also faded and peeled in the Florida sunshine.
After thinking of tiling over the current image, and keeping its design intact, we decided for serveral reasons to start pretty much from scratch, using this mural as inspiration. First, since we are going to a lot of time and effort to make it a permanent tile mosaic, and there is a chance of further renovations or remodelling, we plan to build the mosaic on panels that could be removed if necessary.
Second, because of the door placement, we've decided to move the whole design over to the left, between the two doors, instead.