Staircase Mural for Charity
Commissioned Mural Painting
Acrylic on concrete. Taipei, Taiwan. 2014.
In August of 2014, the MuHsiang orphanage in Taipei, Taiwan acquired an old elementary school to transform into its new home.
They partnered with Bright Side Projects and began their “Build a Home” journey to beautify their new home by inviting artists to create site-specific pieces. It was an honor when they commissioned me to create a mural and conduct an artist workshop with the kids.
The wall for the mural led from the main floor to the bedrooms. I created a piece that would allow a child’s imagination to take over as they went up the stairs. The ground floor starts with dense shapes (alluding to a solid foundation and strong sense of family) and gradually starts to change into patterns and shapes that whimsically flutter away as one ascends to the next floor.
“Out There” Photo Journal
This is a photo journal of my travels there, the creative process for the mural that was created and an overview of the workshop I did with the kids. Although this journal is best viewed as a book, I thought I'd share it as a digital slideshow since many have shown interest in my journey there. I hope you enjoy it as much I did putting it together.
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