The mural is over 50 ft. in length.
Above, a detail of the heart and major arteries, and below the heart where it meets the ribs.
Below, a close up view of the bones in the hand.
Huge Converse sneakers – around 6ft. in height.
A view from near the classrooms – one of the better spots to see the majority of the wall.
Some of the line work within the leg muscles.
The space where the brain, head, ribs, and arteries meet.
A closer view of some other sections.
– a new mural I recently completed outside the Science Department classrooms here at YCIS.
I lead our school’s Secondary School Mural Club, and this year, Year 13 students Rosalyn Ng, Peony Heung, Charles Hung, Stephen Lau, and Herbert Cheng worked collaboratively with me over several months on the mural’s design and colors.
When it came time for painting, my good friend and fellow artist Wesley Terpstra helped the students and I to lay out the design and base colors on the wall. The rest of the painting and line work took me over 3 weeks to complete! (Not to mention the hours spent in Photoshop piecing together the hundreds of photos required to create a single image of the entire painting.)
Our concept was inspired by vintage science book covers, and we wanted to showcase science and the bodily systems in an artistic way. We chose to paint this in a narrow hallway instead of a more open space so that the mural would act as a sort of visual surprise as you walk down the main hallways. From either end of the mural, you will first only see the head or the feet. As you turn the corner and continue down the hallway, you see the rest. We thought this would be a more interactive way for viewers to encounter the space. Nevertheless, this obviously creates a bit of a problem when trying to take a photo of the whole wall! See if you can spot the circulatory, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and digestive systems!
Thanks again to Wesley and all the students for their awesome work and assistance.