In early March, I traveled to Los Angeles to paint a mixed media mural about the topic of my choice. So I decided to make a piece about women being fierce and powerful. The recent attacks on women, our right to reproductive justice, and our right to dictate what happens to our bodies - had all inspired me to do more pieces about women and our experiences in contemporary society.
Here are images of the the piece as it developed, along with my notes on the process. Special thanks to artist, Oree Originol who helped me knock this out.
I started out by drawing out the phases of the wall. I knew I only would have 4-5 hours to knock the piece out so I had to plan out layer by layer.
We started at 5:00 am by projecting an outline onto the wall.
The sun was rising and we were rushing to finish the outline.
At 8 am, we took a quick break to go buy spray paint. Here is some color matching on the fly.
Then the real fun started. I put up stencils and proceeded to do some texturing on the wall, using brushes, household cleaning supplies, rags, and anything I could find.
Close up of the texturing.
I consider myself more of a paper artist, and here is the proof. I brought stencils along to create shapes, textures, and to add some cut outs to the wall.
Close up of the lines of the piece.
The finished piece. BOOOYAH!