Beautiful murals are a signature element of Tucson. Murals can create a sense of place, and are essential contribution for building creative communities. In this session you will connect with some of our regions most well regarded mural artists to understand how they approach this work from a creative and professional standpoint. How does the design process work? What restrictions/permits/regulations are important to know? What are their lessons learned and tips for success?
I make public art to communicate with communities and help give them a visual identity. The imagery I paint is powerful and uplifting, so that I may transform my surroundings with positivity. The external environments we share our meant to be augmented, in my opinion, and my humble service as an artist is to facilitate that by creating visual narratives that bind people together. I treat the act of painting murals as a performance piece by showing my love for the neighborhood and I strive to involve the community as much as possible in my process. Either for the sake of place making, entertaining our enhancing the urban landscape I try to make my world better through public art, for the enjoyment of everyone I share it with.