Fine Art on Walls
After the wall was ‘buffed’, I outlined the colossal male reclining figure with a 4″ roller. I chose to illustrate what I always advocate, fine art on walls. The subject matter I painted is a traditional pose done in a not-so-traditional approach. I used an image I found in my sketchbook from a figure drawing class I sat in on. This pose clearly projects what I wanted to express to the public. In two days time I completed the mural, working around and on top of mounds of rubble.
Using rollers was a new experience for me. At first I was feeling a bit out of my comfort zone but not for long. I really enjoyed painting with buckets of paint and not needing a respirator was a plus. I plan on incorporating more of the roller paint method into future walls. You can see the mural from the corner of Union Ave. and Borinquen Place. Thanks to the neighborhood residents for their good-energy support and a special thanks to Dariel Mtz, curator and organizer who spearheads these mural projects brought to the public by NY Street Gallery.