Public Works: Mural and  Sculpture

 

One of my great joys is to have the opportunity to create art that adorns public space. Over the years I have created murals and sculpture that were commissioned for various community spaces. Below are a few examples of such work.

 

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Franklin County
Community Development Corporation Farm Mural

From September through early October 2020, I created a farming-themed mural for the Franklin County Community Development Corporation. This 3-sided, 6ft. x 11ft. mural was an amazingly fun project to do, and I am very thankful to the CDC for offering me the job and supporting the arts in Massachusetts.

 

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Franklin County CDC Mural - main panel
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CDC Mural - main panel (detail)
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CDC Mural - main panel (detail)
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CDC Mural - main panel (detail)
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CDC Mural - main panel (detail)
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CDC Mural - main panel (detail)
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CDC Mural - main panel and side panels
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CDC Mural - side panel
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Lahri and Maddy on the scaffold
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Celtic Bee 1
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Celtic Bee 2
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Celtic Bee 3
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Celtic Bee 4
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Celtic Bee 5
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Celtic Bee 6
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Pollinator Trail
Bee Sculpture

In April 2020, I completed painting a 36”x40”x40” fiberglass bee sculpture for the proposed Greenfield Pollinators Trail. In Celtic myth, bees were regarded as having great wisdom and acted as emissaries between worlds, able to travel to the Otherworld, bringing back messages from the gods.
 

UPDATE: This Bees will have their official unveiling in Greenfield MA, on May 22, 2021.

 

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SteamPunk Springfield

 

From September through early October, I created a farming-themed mural for the Franklin County Community Development Corporation. This 3-sided, 6ft. x 11ft. mural was an amazingly fun project to do, and I am very thankful to them for offering me the job and supporting the arts in Massachusetts.

Though I only occasionally dabble in the SteamPunk universe, you can view other works at the Facebook page: 

SteamPunk Lahri

 

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Steam Punk Dancer
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Steam Punk Dancer Sketch
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Steam Punk Dancer 1
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Steam Punk Dancer 2
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Steam Punk Dancer 3
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Steam Punk Dancer 4
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Steam Punk Dancer 5
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Steam Punk Dancer 6
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Steam Punk Dancer Display
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Turners Falls Crosswalk 1
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Turners Falls Crosswalk 2
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Turners Falls Crosswalk 3
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Turners Falls Crosswalk 4
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Turners Falls Crosswalk 5
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Turners Falls Crosswalk 6
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Turners Falls Crosswalk 7
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Turners Falls Crosswalk 8
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Turners Falls Crosswalk 9
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Turners Falls Crosswalk


The design was created for the Turners Falls RiverCulture. It depicted seven fish, native to that part of the Connecticut River. They "swam" within a filmstrip framework, which tied into the town's history, that has included a movie theater and the Hallmark School of Photography. Measuring at 6 x16 feet, it was painted on the ground during the summer of 2012. Unfortunately, a very harsh winter followed, with heavy snows, ice, and constant plowing, which obliterated most of the work. These photos are all that is left. My biggest regret, is it was not around long enough to get a Google Earth shot of it.

 

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Easthampton Bear Fest:

Steampunk Bear


Created for the Easthampton Bear Festival, my design won "People's Choice" award for most popular bear. Each artist submitted a design proposal, and if approved, received a five foot Plexiglas bear form with which to modify. Taking approximately 3 months to complete, my bear was decked out with clock gears, top hat and other Steampunk paraphernalia. He was on exhibit in the Eastworks Building for four months before being auctioned off to benefit Easthampton arts programs.

 

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SteamPunk Bear 1
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SteamPunk Bear 2
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SteamPunk Bear 3
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SteamPunk Bear 4
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SteamPunk Bear 5
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SteamPunk Bear 6
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SteamPunk Bear 7
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SteamPunk Bear 8
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SteamPunk Bear 9
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