Friday, June 10, 2011

Christ Church Mural (finished!)

Needless to say, it has been quite some time since my last post. I have been very busy with many things... excuses, excuses, blah, blah, blah...

Nevertheless, here is a post I have been anxiously anticipating to make. I have not only finished my mural commissioned by my church, Christ Church at Park Presidio, but I have also just recently mounted the entire project!

The entire mural was produced in Adobe Illustrator

with vectors and high resolution photos of stained glass pieces which were then clipped digitally to fit into the drawings I had made. The project took over 280 hours. Each panel is 37.5 inches wide and 101 inches tall. There are 9 total panels- each removable. All of this started from a crude 30 second sketch one morning

at church.

From here I started working out various details to later work on.

Next I worked on the individual "medallions" that would help add extra story elements to each panel. Each panel had 2 "medallions" corresponding to the Biblical event depicted.

From there I finished the panels and they were sent off to a printer in Arizona that could print 4ft by endless.

The prints are giant stickers that we had to cut and peel. The process involved soaking the board surface and the sticker, then using a squeegee to take out the excess water and air to adhere the sticker to the surface.

Then we had to set the panels out to dry...

Then we put up all of the panels.

Come see the mural up close if you can at 856 Cabrillo St. San Francisco, CA 94121 10:30am on Sundays.

Special thanks to the printers in Arizona, Christ Church at Park Presidio and Sovereign Grace Ministries, and Toby Kurth, Jeff Locke, Gene Mercado, Scott Rim, Adam Lumb, and Ryan Edson for all the support and help to complete this project!