my octopus mural was on the outside wall of holman hall, the old art building at tcnj. the new art building is finally up and running and a few months ago, my old tcnj professor asked if they could move it to the new building. i was pretty damn excited because i didn't want it to just be forgotten and i wanted people to keep seeing it. i put so much time, energy, money, and passion into that thing. when i came home from california i had a nice email waiting for me from my professor telling me they went to go get my mural and it was gone, and asked if i had taken it down. i didn't. so someone apparently stole my 7 foot tall, 14 foot wide mural....? i'm kind of heartbroken. she said it wasn't cut down (it was painted on a huge sheet of tyvek), but it was carefully taken down because the bolts were unscrewed. so i hate you, whoever you are who took it down. i hope they find it because i'm ungodly pissed and upset about it.
i painted it in about a week's time. long, loong days. my parents and friends helped out a lot when i first started- setting up the tyvek, projecting, outlining, and filling in solid colors. and then i spent the next million hours shading, half of which i painted upside down:
i remember getting five guys, where my dad tried to order cheesesteaks. got lots of delicious milkshakes. tim and i brought my little tv so we could watch lilo and stitch, arrested development and eat craploads of chips and dip. really fun times from what i remember and i ended up really satisfied with it in the end. i loved it. so much time and work to paint, including basically the entire semester of prepwork.
i had to make a blog devoted to my mural, so if you're interested in the entire process, check it out http://kcspectacularmural.blogspot.com/
i know there's basically no chance of this post helping find it but now go begin your investigation and find my damn mural!!