When I heard that I Am Trenton was doing a public art grant for the Old Trenton Neighborhood, my thoughts drifted to the wall on the side of the Broad Street Furniture Store. This site captured the architecture from Broad Street Discount Furniture to the Mercer County Community College Fashion and Design school. So I decided to bring attention to the area, by designing and creating a mural of the buildings and businesses. The Mural will beautify the area and hopefully spark revitalization in this section of Broad Street.
My friend Steve Zahirny and I smoothed out some rough spots of the wall with concrete. I worked tirelessly for weeks primming and sketching out the buildings and patterns. I base filled the sky and added patterns and bright colors to bring the mural to life. I organized a community workshop, which taught aerosol application and techniques. Light Refreshments were served by my wife Marie, and everyone had a great time. I outlined and detailed the buildings and sky. Finally, the mural was complete. My largest solo project to date, over15ft tall spanning 85ft.
Thanks to my Assistants: Radek Selski, Sophie Ban, and Marcus Mera.
Workshop supplies provided by TerraCycle and Liquitex
Special thanks to Amin and the staff at Broad Street Discount Furniture.
Mural created with support from the Old Trenton Arts + Community Program funded by I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Isles, Inc.
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