Oh man, I'm only a few days away from the largest art project I've ever done -a mural!
This has been in the works for over a year, talking and sketching and planning. Now it's finally happening and I'm excited and a bit nervous! It's the outside wall of 1369 Coffee House in Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. I worked here for three years while attending art school in Boston and have a particular fondness for the place.
The design came out of a desire to incorporate different elements of the coffee house's life. The owner and employees brainstormed and came up with many great ideas, which I pulled together into one image: a diagram of an espresso machine. It's not accurate or technical at all, but rather an interesting way to show how things like music, cycling, the community, and of course coffee, are all part of this amazing establishment. I wanted to show how great this place is and make it a beautiful thing to look at.
Below are the current mural. I'm not sure how long it's been there, probably a long time...
If you are a local or will be in town, feel free to come around and take a look at the progress. I'll be updating this blog with photos of the progress every few days.
Wish me luck!