Karmel Village Mural

Along the Greenway in Minneapolis, at one city block long and two stories tall, I believe this is the largest mural by an individual artist in the Twin Cities. The building, a century-old warehouse, was built adjacent to railroad tracks that have since been converted to bike trails and walking paths. The Palestinian building owner converted this building into appartments and wanted to pay homage to Middle-Eastern culture. As the large window bays presented a design challenge, I responded by creating a continual procession of people, nature, and architecture seen through a series of arches, which terminates at a fountain of purity. Beyond that is found a golden-age paradise seen in the largest  panel. It took me 3 1/2 months to paint this, beginning in the broiling August sun and ending with days of near frozen fingers in mid-November!  Painting over old crumbly brick is not quite like painting on canvas, in case you want to try this at home!