Mural

Fri, 2017-10-13

Exciting news!  Alex Witcombe, a highly regarded, local artist, has been commissioned to  paint a mural on the wall at the corner of 11th Ave. and Shoppers Row. 

This art work will add immeasurably to the newly named Cultural District and to the City's Downtown Revitalization vision.

Alex says his plan will be to create an image of a young boy or girl, modeled after a Campbell River youth, curled up in pajamas, (maybe with a Star Wars patttern), with its head nestled against a pillow, deep in dreamland.  The concept is not on paper yet, it exists in his mind now as it came to him in a dream several weeks ago.

A wide variety of subjects will be compositionally posed around the sleeper as if he/she is dreaming of them. The subject matter will ideally be found in the wealth of photographic documentation of Campbell River's culture by select Campbell River professional photographers.  These subjects will be altered and manipulated to both fit in and accenuate the mysterious and visually compelling landscape of the dream.  Some will be fully formed and realized and others will be partially formed or translucent as to suggest that these ideas are either forming or dissipating.

A three-dimensional technique will be employed to both satisfy requests of the property owners to keep the brickwork (historical significance) intact and to assist in making the foreground subject matter 'leap' out of the background. The sleeper and selected foreground subjects will be painted on cut out panels and attached to the wall.

The muralized brickwork in the mid and background will be accentuated in certain areas to call attention to it as a supporting conceptual device.  Certain bricks in colour fields will be highlighted by adjusting the tone or colour.  This supporting conceptual device will suggest the sub-theme of how a community's culture is built, ie: brick by brick.

 "I know I can deliver a visual that the people of Campbell River will be proud of for many years to come".

Alex will be starting on the mural soon so keep your eye on 11th and Shoppers Row!

 

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