Big Visions: Navigating Community and Mural-Making

Hall, Kimberly Ellen ORCID: 0000-0002-5544-8764 (2023) Big Visions: Navigating Community and Mural-Making. Working Titles: Journal for Practice-Based Research, 1 (2). pp. 1-16.

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From billboards to graffiti, cave paintings to wallpaper, people draw big to tell meaningful stories. When you have big art on the wall, you look at it every day, and over time you begin to look at it without ‘seeing’ it at all. "e images seep into our brains this way. Over time those images start to form stories and become a part of our lives and who we are. Storytelling helps humans understand who they are and what they believe. Artists who make images hold power as authors of these image-based stories. When community groups commission mural art, how do they manage the power of authorship in the artists they hire? How do communities get a say in what they have to look at? How do artists have a vision if they have to answer everybody else? "is paper will be a survey of experiences, techniques, processes, and examples gleaned from projects across the US and UK, examining similarities and differences and considering not only good working practice, but how to navigate these complex ideas with an open mind to the possibilities of future visions of how public art by an individual artist and community experience might intersect. Lastly, a variety of the projects will be illuminated by photographs of the projects with extended captions in order to explore murals that reflect community and artistic intent in a variety of ways.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Murals; authorship; power dynamics
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Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice and Theory
Depositing User: Kimberly Hall
Date Deposited: 22 May 2024 13:45
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 11:07

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