“The mural looks SO GOOD! and the continuation along the walls–did you get a BEFORE picture with the mailboxes there? I love the bit down by the Nursery also. There is so much color in the whole department–it is really gratifying to see the changes, and you have been a big part of that. Thanks for being so flexible with the various requests and multiple opinions about the mural!” –emailed to me by the Project Manager. (Thank you!)
For the past few months I’ve been working with the Religious Exploration staff at the UU Fellowship of Corvallis to add a mural to the RE wing. It’s had a dull entryway for many years which did not necessarily invoke love, caring, and community.
After a few meetings and draft concepts, we decided on the subject which includes a spacious landscape on a hill with a diverse group of babies, children, youth, teens, and an adult playing together around a white oak tree.
The tree will have a real wood stump in front of it to hold the Sunday morning challis.
The mural background extends to the front door and is repeated on the far wall way down the hall, which creates an environment, not just a pretty picture. New closets, lights, furniture, and curtains will tie the rest of the wing together.
A few more sessions of painting are needed to tidy up the figures, widen the trunk to fit the stump, finish painting oak leaves, and blend the backgrounds together.
By Labor Day, the mural will completed so the returning families can enjoy the surprise!