Water Flume Line Trail Mural Rationale
From June 2017 to October 2017, I was commissioned by the City of Tacoma to come up with a concept and execute a 200' long mural on a Jersey barrier located on the newly built Water Flume Line Trail on South Tacoma Way in Tacoma, WA. I was inspired by the trees surrounding the trail, as well as local birds that can be found in Tacoma. This project was my first city mural as a lead artist. I used my knowledge of budget planning and estimating to develop a budget and proposal for the project. After the budget was approved, I created and presented sketches to city officials. After purchasing supplies, I started painting the 200’ mural with a roller and brush, and then used spray paint to paint the birds and other details. From this project, I learned how to develop my ideas and translate them into visual mockups for approval purposes. I also learned some new spray paint techniques in order to achieve the look I wanted. This was a very important project for me because I was able to show my ability as a leader and create a piece that will be permanently on display in Tacoma.