Orange Mural Week 3

It was a short 2 1/2 day week. With fewer hands, we pounced up some new designs.

The wall behind the librarian’s desk is almost done. Befittingly, there will be a 42″ television installed in the middle of this artwork.  The project exemplifies many aspects of ‘communication’, but I think the most important aspect is direct, human, one-to-one personal communication. The silhouettes, with the addition of conversation and thought bubbles, symbolize this.

Early civilizations are represented when you first enter the library. Native American petroglyphs are amazing and so strange. It makes you wonder if our ancestors really were from outer space or some mystical inner space world.Of course the cave paintings from Lascaux France and a simple stick figure pictograph are included as early forms of communication.  Following along the ceiling in frieze format is a Sumerian stone carving. The Sumerians are included for contributing the first written language some 3000 bc,the Greeks for being one of the first civilizations to form libraries,and the Chinese for developing a method of paper making.What’s really cool, is that art from all societies is the most pervasive form of communication and has represented humanity’s history, worth at least 1000 words. This next image is of students working on the frieze. I’ll add more of the frieze paintings as they are completed during the next few weeks.

Attempting to add some humor, we pounced up the two people using the non-reliable string and can method of communication to introduce the many methods and tools used for communication. I’m thinking we should keep the string cut just to represent all the “missed communication” or should I say miscommunication.

We didn’t get any farther on the pop-art phones this week. The next photo is of one of the students and myself working on the montage and one last photo of a student working on the wave wall.

See you next week.


About kriegart

I am Susan Krieg, Mixed Media Artist, since 1989 when I first started working as a water colorist for Accent Graphics. I've lived on the West Coast, the East Coast, the Midwest and the Southwest, and currently in rural Virginia. I studied art at Cal College of the Arts in SF and The Art Students League in NYC. I am influenced by Modigiliani, Picasso, Lempicka, Dunand and a million other things.
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One Response to Orange Mural Week 3

  1. Shari says:

    It’s looking good,sis! I love the ideas you’ve come up with.


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