Murals and Creative Freedom

Fera Mural WP

 

I am sharing a photo done a while back of a mural project close to my heart. It was painted for a woman who has probably traveled to very far off places. The special thing about the job was, she gave me total creative freedom and it was the first time in my mural work this happened. This was very foreign to me as all my customers had told me up until this one, exactly what they wanted.

How I arrived at the mural’s subject matter was from an embroidered fabric I found hanging on her wall. I remember how inspiring it was to go around her home to see the art she loved from her travels. Creative freedom is like a gift for an artist and this was my first go at it for a mural. I did not realize at the time what the art on the wall would mean to me but it symbolizes more than a woman standing on a bank in a far off land.

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2 thoughts on “Murals and Creative Freedom

  1. Cindy Rice

    Beautiful, Heather. I love your choice of rich and regal colors with your dreamlike scenery in the background. This mural has a mythological feel to it. Does the flower that she is holding like a parasol mean anything? What about the rooster?

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    1. practice95 Post author

      Hi Cindy. The large flower was something I made up from oriental imagery I found. I added a decorative element to the sides of the elevator using ginkgo leaves, which symbolizes hope. I added the rooster as a symbol of a protector since it was the entry to the condo from an elevator. It was really fun incorporating those symbols. Thanks for picking up on those details!

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