Otto Petersen Elementary Mural Update

Most recent picture of the tile mural! We are just waiting on a couple more tiles!

We have received almost all our tiles back from FinishLine Graphics and are seeking a tile contractor to perform the installation on an exterior wall! If you know a professional who may be interested, please let me know! This will go on the north facing exterior wall at Otto Petersen Elementary School, the opposite side of the bike racks. It will be an engaging visual when you approach the school with different layers of enjoyment. From a distance, you see the landscape, the animals, the school, barns, Scappoose Peace Candle, trees, and mountains. As you get closer to the mural, you see more and more detail. You see brush strokes, textures like yarn, textiles, sequins, glitter, pastels, and you see unique qualities in the treatment of each tile. You can see how each student, teacher, staff member, volunteer, or community member who took part responded to the mural design with their unique decisions. Mural collaborators worked on 6″ paper squares in different media of their choosing, then these tiles were digitally scanned and printed to ceramic tiles with a heat press. This is called a sublimation ink transfer process. Here is a video that explains how it works!

I’m so blessed to have been a part of this process! My hope and intention for this mural is that it radiates happiness, curiosity, and wonder into the community that helped create it.

Most recent picture of the tile mural! We are just waiting on a couple more tiles! Here is a gallery of detail shots:

By V2R2

Veronica Reeves is an artist living and working in the Pacific Northwest, USA.

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