The Bully Project Mural: The Bus Stop
With this piece, beyond documenting a specific childhood memory, I hoped to evoke the feelings of loss, upheaval and even fear bullying introduces unnecessarily into a child's life.  I'm honored to have been invited to help bring awareness to this issue.
I have been both bullied and have been the bully myself.  This piece was insipred from a regretful memory I have of a morning at age six, when I pushed a boy around for not bringing his toys to the bus stop.
Here's some of my process for this project.  Once I had my story, I started sketching out possible angles for The Bus Stop.  The original sketch [not pictured] was a top-down angle, but I was encouraged to explore something more dynamic.   Top Left: I thought I could make this angle work for the piece.   Top Right:  the quick digital sketch made from a phone photo of my work parking lot and some pictures of toy soliders from the internet.  Bottom Left: the initial test layout with some vignette and blur from the inital shoot, but I thought I could make it even more dynamic, so I pushed it a bit further.
One thing I love about being an artist is the chance to learn more about something I haven't had a lot of exposure to.  Another is to take the time look closely at things I pass by every day; to appreciate the textures and colors of the world around me.
The Bully Project Mural: The Bus Stop
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The Bully Project Mural: The Bus Stop

With this piece, beyond documenting a specific childhood memory, I hoped to evoke the feelings of loss, upheaval and fear bullying introduces unn Read More
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