I finally completed a commission today – this has been 3 months in the making.
I was selected along with 12 other local artists by the village of Shorewood, WI for a neighborhood beautification project. We are decorating corner utility boxes with paintings inspired by the history of the village of Shorewood. The corner where my work will be placed is at Maryland Avenue and Capitol Drive, the location of two elementary schools – Atwater and St Roberts. My brother and I attended St Roberts, so I was really hoping to get this particular location. Anyway – I’ve been working on this for months and finally submitted the final piece today. This should be installed in the next month or so. Yay!
The piece is called “Remember the Day…” and the images of the children and the teacher were inspired by 1950s era Atwater class photos found at the Shorewood Historical Society. Also pictured in the backgrounds are the two schools located on that corner.