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Joseph Smallwood, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Bugle Creatives reached out to me requesting a focal wall for his business. He wanted the wall to inspire his colleagues, have clients admire it and over all be Dope.
It took 2 months of preparation and meetings to put the design together. Adding hidden meanings and symbols in to the mural to personalize the piece.
I'd come in after hours to paint when the space was not occupied. Length 150ft wide by 7ft tall, it took 2 weeks to finish.
Jennifer Eller, teacher at Holy Redeemer School requested a table for her classroom. She wanted a table to be bright, colorful and personal.
Preparation for the table consisted of sanding the table, cutting out and placing of the stencil to finalizing the piece by coating it with resin.
The name "Jeller" is created in a Gothic font. The center "L" is a "7" upside-down. Jennifer's favorite number and her dominant color is purple.
Made from a refurbished wood pallet.
I veered away from the obvious graffiti letters and instead chose to use a Gothic font. I wanted the look and feel of the table to be weathered and urban.
Thank you Brian, owner of Grand Central Restaurant in Adams Morgan DC.
From the initial sketch on paper to the official outline, all acrylic paint on a 10ft by 10ft canvas. I wanted something to represent The Washington DC Auto Show but didn't want to just paint an image of a car.
Finished piece represents being stuck in traffic while trying to get to your destination. The DC Skyline is the reflection in his goggles, so close by yet so far.
Michelle Smith-Maiden, Owner of Cookie Wear had recently closed their Hyattsville locations and decided to move to a new location in Washington, DC. She had contacted me wanting a mural for the store. Something that would incorporate both DC and her love for Hello Kitty for the store.
The Cookie Wear design includes a representation of the DC flag with the store's name jumping out towards you while Hello Kitty peaks out from behind the DC Flag.
Art piece created for Capitol Vista. Working with the interior designer for the new building design she really loved Corinto Gallery's "DC Roses" design along with my metal pieces as well. So I combined the two for this project.
DC Metal Roses, there are 8 roses one roster for each Ward in DC. The copper rose is to help single out the ward that Capitol Vista is located in. Metal pieces are secured onto an ebony-stained piece of wood, framed in the back for extra stability.
The second piece made for Capitol Vista was this 7' x 16' mural for the lobby entrance area. Another piece that was DC themed but not so obvious.
The owner of, "I'm So DC" was opening a new location and contacted me wanting a mural for the store. Something that would be bright, urban, and also include the business name. The owner was fond of a Tiger design he sold in his store, it was one of his favorites. The tiger became the main focal point of the design.
After sketching the design with their logo a couple of different ways, we decided not to use their exact logo but keep the name so that the TIger could be biting the business name instead of having the logo off to the side or to the bottom of the design. I used bright colors for the Tiger stripes outlined in black to help the colors pop and kept the same logo color scheme of black, red, and white
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