The mural is sketched out in my art studio. It's painted on aluminum composite panels, a durable material that can be installed anywhere.
My cousin Jasper Carlson helps install the mural panels on location.
This section of the mural was left to be painted on site, as I knew part of it had to be trimmed to make way for the handrail going up the stairs.
The northern lights were an important aspect of this mural, as the Aurora Borealis are my client's name sake.
An octopus and trigger fish are about to be painted into the mural. I often use lots of reference to ensure I make art that portrays the subjects essence.
Natural Harmony is starting to take shape as a mural, showing off it's northern lights.
The original sketch for the Natural Harmony mural, broken up to show separations in the school stairwell.
Furring strips are installed into the walls of the mural's home, in one of the stair wells at Aurora Charter School. The mounting boards ensure the mural is set back away from the wall, and will not have any issues like moisture that the wall may have.
The mural is fully installed in the stairway of Aurora Charter School.