This time last week…
My artists did a tremendous job of establishing the world on day one…. Now it was time to start populating it.
Overnight I produced a large scale heron, a brace of foxes, some otters, a rabbit, and a squirrel as well as a host for the birds, frogs and beasties for my artists to paint between them. Realistically my Artist license for using my power tools in my back garden runs out a little after 930, my long suffering neighbours may have a sense of humour failure after that.
That meant an early start to jigsaw the last of the creatures at the school before the kids arrived.
The team had very much been focused on collective output on Day one and building up a head of speed. What a massive treat for me to see their creatures springing to life. Some beautiful work produced, the heron and foxes arrived in the blink of an eye and I could see the otters were going to be fabulous.
It is tiring painting for a full day and keeping communicating, so easy to start pushing paint about aimlessly.They did an amazing job
When the pupils left at the end of the day (and there was less bodies in the way) I assembled all four sections of the mural for the first time.
Delighted with the way it was going, all four flanks of the building will be a huge asset to the park and, when hung, the building is going to become an instant landmark and focal point for visitors.
Our feature owl In particular has a beautiful vibe.
The stillness and focus in the head painted by Maya framed by the more impressionist wings and background painted by the rest of team gives it a beautiful feel.
One of the great joys for me in these projects is That I know roughly how it will look, but the reality of the end product always surprises.
I’m make space for my artists to perform, throw down the gauntlet with a challenging task and get their heads in the right space.
My experience is that that they always rise to the challenge.
With so much focused talent in the room this project was a particular joy.
Roll on day three! #community #projects #wildlife #chrisrutterford ...