For months, Florentia Clayworks (our studio), has been discussing repainting our building. We’d shuffled paint chips, negotiated with the land lady, and talked with neighbors. We’d talked about where to get paint, who would pay for the painting, and yet, had never made progress. However, all that changed about two weeks ago, due to a chance meeting of studio mate Randy, our land lady, and the local muralist Ryan Henry Ward. With in two days the walls of our drab and tagged studio blossomed into beautiful blues and purples. Now more or less complete, our studio is covered with awesome monsters with hollow heads, and giant birds. Neighbors who had overlooked us for months began to wander by and ask about us.
To celebrate our new look, we’ll be participating in the Fremont First Friday this week. I’ll be there from 6 to 9pm with snacks and drinks! If you’re in the area, I recommend swinging by and checking out the new look. I won’t have any new work yet, but you’ll be allowed a sneak peak at what’s lined up for the next firing, if you want. I’ll see if I can get Ryan, the muralist, to join me for the art walk, but he might already be off working on a new building.
Getting started on the mural