Tree of Life Mural
I am excited to share this great, BIG project with you. A co-working space for the Jewish community in Chicago, Sketchpad, commissioned me to energize their space with a Tree of Life. The final piece is 8 colors, 18 feet wide, and 9 feet tall. See my progress below.
I designed this piece with a vibrant, contemporary color palette and stylized imagery. Each leaf is unique, to represent individual spirit, and the leaves are oversized and overlapping with the look of a quilt made from beautiful pieces.
First, I started with a pencil sketch for client approval...
...then I selected a color palette that would fit with the interior design of the space and be energizing and vibrant.
Next, I transferred the sketch to the wall and starting painting the outlines and blocking in colors.
I added line work details to the tree trunk and a variety of patterns to the leaves. Then painted the blue outline as the last layer to pull it all together. It's quite fun painting with bright colors.
I am pleased with the final piece; it livens up the room, and has a deeper meaning for the businesses that work in this space.