LARGE Mural Installation in NY December 01, 2013 00:00
I was hired to work with Interior Designers and Commercial Real Estate Representatives to create a 10’x30′ mural. A brand new law office in the heart of downtown Buffalo, sits next to the site of the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. To people outside of Buffalo, myself included, maybe you haven’t heard about this Auditorium. Elvis fans probably have though. In addition to being home to countless performances and sporting events, it was where he began his first tour of 1956.
This historic structure was recently demolished, so I was hired to recreate it in the mural. Using my style and the information I was able to garner about the space, still under construction, I designed a painting that would hopefully be perceivable, but still maintain the level of thought and engagement that I always hope my work will require.
In December of 2013, I was flown out to Buffalo to oversee the mural’s installation. Of course I spent the days leading up to it imagining every possible horrible scenario. Everything from showing up and there not being any painting TO it being installed so that the dots didn’t line up TO it being completely impossible to perceive at any distance. My Type A was showing again. Fortunately, none of that happened.
The company that installed it was fantastic and, after some initial consultation, I was able to sit back and just watch it unfold. That left plenty of time to meet with the partners and employees that came in to check on the progress and allowed me to explain to them how my style works. Everyone was incredibly gracious and, as much as I’d like to believe my background as a project manager had anything to do with it, I think there was a fair bit of luck and amazing consultants to thank for such a seamless (pun totally intended) outcome.