Maps of the neighbourhood, maps of imagination, maps of flight and fancy.
Maps can describe a neighbourhood, its history, its people and the imagination of the map’s maker

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Layout sketches

Here is a photo of Pat's concept sketches for one of the murals, just so you get an idea of how all these wood panels will be pieced together. The images are taken from photographs, sketches and drawings from our workshops (you may have been at one!)

The order of the images is not set in stone as we are constantly rearranging and adding images as we go along.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some interesting images

Here is an image of the first Sunset Community Center. We have another image of Sunset we originally thought was the old Sunset, but turns out it was actually a concept sketch and was never built!
A gravestone with text we may use in the mural.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Varnishing Day!

Here we are varnishing away!
Zee, Pat & Dawn apply the second coat of varnish which goes on to protect the image.

The drying panels

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Painting and Organizing

This is Jane, a friend of ours helping with painting process. In this photo she is checking out our piles of wood a.k.a our organizational system. More painting and varnishing to come this week. We hope to be finished this stage by the end of the month.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

More of our process

Here are some more photos from the studio and some shots of some of the images we are currently painting onto the wood panels. Do you see any photos or people you recognize?

Below is a photo Zee painting the small pieces of wood which will be laid ontop of the larger squares to give the mural some depth.The images came from the our participants of various workshops held since April.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Process

It's been awhile-we've been hiding out working away at the many phases of mural construction.
We thought you want want to take a peek at what we've been up to.

Here is a shot of Pats plans for the overall layout of the mural which is made of up various sized wood panels. The panels will have some photos and illustrations drawn by you on them-this part you will get to see in the next post...

Here is a photo of the medium sized wood panels that some of the images will be painted onto. The process involves cutting the wood, then varnishing, then sanding, then painting, THEN varnishing again!

More to come soon!