Client: Brunswick Public Art Committee
Location: Brunswick, ME, United States
Completion date: 2021
Artwork budget: $1,500
Greg Mason Burns
Brunswick Public Art Committee
Two murals Brunswick, ME on Bowdoin College building.
Fort Andross and Dam – 8′ x 8′ – acrylic on board, sealed with Sherwin Williams Anti-Graffiti Coating
First Parish Church – 4′ x 6′ – acrylic on board, sealed with Sherwin Williams Anti-Graffiti Coating
The goals were to brighten up a dreary street with colored murals. The murals also went into large, boarded-up windows, so the additions of the art was a double-positive in that the old windows were covered with color.
The concept, which was murals painted in a style of stained-glass, fit in well with the covering up of boarded windows. The street looks much brighter now than it did before, and I'm constantly getting positive feedback when people discover that I'm the artist.
After my proposal was approved, I asked the committee which landmarks they wanted to see. They deferred to me and I chose two that were important to me. The committee approved my selection.
Because the windows were in such disrepair, members of the committee helped to rebuild the windows to allow for panels to be installed in the windows.
This was my first public art project, and I enjoyed it immensely.