The mural project is underway and we are now entering the 4th week! The team of artists have become a family as they are learning to work together and make the peice beautiful. The lead artist Victor (working with the Star of Hope) has encouraged,
inspired, and coached the team through various techniques such as layering colors, mapping out the composition, and placing the paint with different brush
strokes. During our first meeting, we visioned and spoke out each of our desires for the piece then transitioned into building the frame, glazing the canvas, and finally adding color. It has been a beautiful process to watch different people come together through the avenue of art. The team is expected to finish the project ahead of schedule and will be beginning the details of the landscape this upcoming week. The title of the piece “Colorful and Abundant life” was inspired by a certain kind of tree which grows in the rainforest (rainbow eucalyptus:pictured above right). The group united around the idea to make the piece colorful and paradise inspired.
Lanecia A. Rouse
Project Manager of TAPH