This mural project was designed to give the plaza in downtown Robbinsdale more of an open space feel. Having a large wall right next to the seating made it feel a little cramped and so we wanted to create an open inviting design that utilized the great patio space next to the mural.
Overall, the implementation of the artwork into the space was crucial. Creating a mural that fit within the environment and looked as though the open space and environment went on and on was critical in the development of the mural.
Collaboration was key in creating this mural that the city and its residents would enjoy and embrace. I worked with the city council and mayor on creating concepts that fit within their framework and then finalized a design that incorporated all of the elements. Having input and feedback throughout the process was instrumental in the final look and implementation that was completed.
This mural was a blast to work on to create a space that felt like it had always been there. Creating a mural that made the wall blend into the environment and not seem out of place. This project would also not have happened without the generous in kind donation of paint from the Robbinsdale Sherwin Williams.
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