Murals & Large Paintings
Seen on this page are murals from homes businesses and schools. They are sometimes completely from the artist's own planning and sometimes reflect specific or general needs of the people commissioning the murals. Some are painted directly on the wall and others are on panels, canvas stretched over frames or canvas hanging in the style of a castle tapestry.
"This is a large mural on canvas for an elementary school in Houston. It was meant to capture the spirit of imagination in young children and their interests in fantasy and animals, as well as specifically dinosaurs." The close tree is the library and the far one the school. Dinos hold various jobs: firemen/firetrucks, policemen/pursuit car and school bus. The sign near the stegasaurs school bus says something like: SCHOOL ZONE, Do Not Step on Students.
Ceiling Mural designed by Sonia Taboada Jackson & painted by her & Robert Jackson
This is approximately 20 x 30 feet and 3 stories up. It is in the foyer of a 12,000 square foot house. The small dark spot in the center is for attaching the chandelier.
To deal with the view of the mural being broken by the spiral stairs, two maps were used that meet and overlap behind the stairs. The left is Southeast Asia (from whence the homeowner was from) and the right is the Caribbean (representing the America where they immigrated to). There are also themes of: 1. the two island regions being similar areas on opposite sides of the world (being known as the East & West Indies) & 2. that they bracket the American continent which was unable to be fully shown due to the stairs.