Wednesday, December 10

Recent Mural project

Over the course of several weeks I completed a mural for the Sisters at the Monastery of St. Joseph in Tulsa. They were very hospitable and took me in when I needed a place to stay during my time working in Tulsa this fall. I worked on it somewhat sporadically between other things. You can see a progression in these photos from soon after I had the bulk colors on the wall, to the finished picture a few days ago. The only thing waiting is for a shelf to be built onto the wall to hold the statue of the Sacred Heart centered in the gazebo (I am holding the statue in place in the last photo).

The mural is based from an old photo of the gazebo from the sister's mother house which enshrined a life-size statue of the Sacred Heart. Many of the older sisters would come watch me as I was painting and tell me stories of when they were younger and would go place flowers at the feet of the statue (the mural really brought back beautiful memories for them and made their history more real for me).


Kelly said...

WOW that's beautiful! The colors are so vibrant! I am too proud.

arlawless said...

Wow, Michaela, it's gorgeous! Congratulations on such a beautiful piece of artwork! Thanks for sharing. :-)

I hope you're doing well. We think of you often!


Love2Learn Mom said...

Very nice!

clairity said...

Impressive work, Michaela!

bagel said...

That's gorgeous MK!!! Wonderful job!!!