Building Blocks -- Stapleton Library, Indiana University of PA
One of my very first murals and the only one done with oil paint, this 9 x 15 ft. mural livens up a previously sleepy area of the Stapleton Library. Detail images below.
Community Perspective -- 6th and Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA
This project was funded by several grants, including one from the PA Council on the Arts. The scene is a diverse group of community members looking over Indiana, PA from a new perspective. Many thanks to Indiana Arts Council for coordinating the installation process.
A Vision for Downtown: Building on the Past -- 5th and Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA
Another mural funded by the PA Council and private donations, this project was my first outdoor mural. The design concept is based on the idea that history need not be simply linear but can be circular, or in this case -- an oval. Scenes from Indiana, PA history co-mingle with modern images of building and construction to suggest that the town is in the process of re-making itself.
Visionaries -- African American Cultural Center, Indiana University of PA
Designed in collaboration with AACC faculty and staff.
A Chosen Generation -- Grace United Methodist Church, Indiana, PA
Beacon Ridge Nursing Home -- Indiana, PA
Because of its visionary leaders, I was blessed to be able to complete 4 murals at Beacon Ridge. Tropical Scene was the first -- painted with 2 other art students from IUP. The second was Le Cafe du Beacon for the dining room, which featured 21 portraits of residents and staff. Indiana County Vista was the third mural -- beautifying the outdoor courtyard. The Lighthouse was the 4th and final -- for the front facade. I had a wonderful time interacting with residents and staff at Beacon Ridge. I enjoyed it so much that I took groups of students from our campus ministry group there regularly to spend time with the residents.
Shadow of the Cross-- St. James AME church, Indiana, PA
This small mural, painted in the sanctuary, portrays God's light shining not only on the cross of Christ, but also on the one repentant criminal crucified with Jesus.
Chalk the Walk -- IUP's Sidewalk Commentary Contest
I worked with several IUP campus groups to do 5 large-scale sidewalk chalk murals on a variety of issues for the annual Chalk the Walk Day. We did this piece in about 6 hours.