In less than 24 hours I will return to my alma mater, Davidson College! At the moment it is a bit impossible to put into words exactly what I am feeling, which makes sense as I am an artist, not a writer.
I had the honor of being asked by Davidson to create an original piece of artwork for the new multicultural space in the Alvarez Student Union. The work, in the form a of mural, will span 27ft x 8ft (for a total of 216 square feet). I will be on campus working on the mural for two weeks. To say that I am both thrilled and daunted by the project is a massive understatement.
I have been working alongside faculty at Davidson to develop the design of the mural that will document the evolution of the diversity and multiculturalism on campus. In essence, the work will serve as a visual history of Davidson's sometimes difficult past as an institution of its time by paying homage to the men and women who made Davidson what it is today as well as celebrating the continuous change and diversity of the present and future. No pressure.
I have included several proposed versions of the mural, but you will have to wait to see which will be the final design :)