First, pictures from Living Walls! After pics, an update and lots of thank yous.
Mural at the W Hotel Midtown:
Details from the mural in Kirkwood, at Whitefoord and Dekalb:
I am back from Living Walls! I was only supposed to be in Atlanta for ten days but ended up staying a month. I have been putting off this update because there is so much I want to say and don't know where to begin but I will say that LIVING WALLS WAS AMAZING. This project was inspiring, thrilling, boundary-pushing, life-changing, and a fucking blast. I'll post full wall pics and more stuff about ideas/process/titles soon, but for now I want to do some serious thank you's:
To the people of Atlanta, and especially Kirkwood: Some of the most open-minded, genuine, passionate, thoughtful, respectful people I have ever met. Thank you for welcoming me into the community and for sharing so much, you have no idea how incredible you made my experience.
To all the Living Walls volunteers/sponsors/partners: Thank you for making this happen for all the artists, it would be absolutely impossible without every person that helped out.
To my assistants: Susan (and Claus!) Sorensen, thank you for taking such good care of me and being endlessly generous. To Danielle Brutto, my force of nature, my right hand lady! Thank you for being you.
To the Living Walls Staff: Monica, Keif, Sarah, Alex, Emily, Nathan, Laura, Laurance, Drew, Matt Jones, Trek, Wil, Albert, Brandon and everyone else, thank you for making magic happen.
To the gentlemen of 664 Kennesaw: Thank you for welcoming me into the fold.
To my gracious host and liaison to all things amazing: Dustin Chambers, thank you for making my time in Atlanta all that it was.
Thank you also to all the other artists and panelists, to my amazing roommates Sheryo and Teen Witch, to olive 47, to Colby Rabon, to Dustin Spagnola and Patch Whisky, to Ryan Marosy, to Tucker Berta at the W Hotel, to every person that supported this project and encouraged us along the way. THANK YOU.