Friday, May 1, 2009

What I'm working on (LARGE scale handmade): Greenstarstudio

Most of you probably know me as the hands behind the Knitimals or the one who makes the coloring books, but in many parts of the city, I am known for standing high atop a scaffold and changing plain ol' brick into something (hopefully) uplifting.

Ok, I was keeping it under wraps until we had full community approval and a confirmed start date, but....I'm officially pleased to announce that tomorrow I will begin work on my sixth public mural here in Baltimore City. A couple years ago I spent a good 2 months painting a 6 panel mural for the Health Department (Guilford Avenue); this mural and a few others caught the attention of Sinai Hospital, who was looking to "donate" a mural to the city, in honor of their 50th anniversary.

So, very soon, this building:

will be transformed into (essentially) this:

The mural will be located at 4337 Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore, and will be a gift to the city, from Sinai Hospital. This year marks Sinai's 50th year and the mural is one of their "50 Acts of Kindness". The good people of Sinai chose me to work with them and together we came up with a suitable image. The message behind the piece is, as it almost always is, love. Giving love & giving kindness--- and the trickle down effect that that kind of behavior can generate. The wall is about 30 x 50 feet and should take me about a month to complete.

I'll be updating my progress on my blog, if you're interested in following along. And of course, if you're in the neighborhood, feel free to stop by. I love visitors, so long as you don't mind me talking to you while I paint!

In the meantime, help me persuade mother nature to keep the days cool and save the rain for evenings!


annie said...

SO awesome. murals never fail to send me smiling. congratulations!!!

Jill Popowich Designs said...

Yay! That's awesome Dana. Congratulations. Hey, nice skyline.

katie said...

Really beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Aimee said...

What a wonderful way to beautify our city. I can't wait to see it rise up!

J to the M - O said...

That's awesome I love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's really a beautiful concept! Congrats on scoring it!

Elisa Shere said...

I can't wait to see this mural! Your talent never ceases to amaze me.