DePaul Hospital in Norfolk approached me about decorating a huge, blank concrete wall outside what was soon to become the new cancer ward. They asked for various scenes from the Hampton Roads area and had a limited budget to with which to work. This project was particularly enjoyable because the architecture of the wall was so unique and challenging.
We were able to meet the limited budget by limiting the colors in the mural, choosing the characteristic DePaul blue. Then to add color, break up the scenes as well as mask the extreme architecture, we created the color splashes, or “paint blobs”, which are a fun element and accomplish their task quite nicely. The objective was to make the concrete overhangs vanish and invite the viewer to see the picture, not the wall.