Bathroom mural for Logan square's new Yoga studio / wellness center. Managed by Corey Kelly. www.livitychicago.com
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About: When a local community comes together, amazing, creative things can happen.
I came across a group of artists who were creating stunning things for a new yoga space in Chicago. I became part of the roster of artists who involved with making this space as creative, and beautiful as we could.
Each room in the space was designed by local Chicago artists such as Davis McCarthy, Max Davis, Bengfang, Jason, Brammer, and Slang. The last two artists both Jason and Slang have been huge influences to me in the Chicago art scene so it was an honor to spend hours on end working with these guys. Inspiration and experience like this can really change the course of your life. I am happy to have experienced that.
Let's get to the room I designed.
I had multiple sized walls to work with in the Men's bathroom and lots of ideas brewing. I stuck to the theme of a Yoga Studio of course and the fun part was to have total creative freedom with it. I wanted to make a fun bathroom to be in while at the same time creating a loose atmosphere.
The imagery is basically a series of hand guesture mudras which are commonly used and referenced in the yoga community. I combined that with a series of spiritual dieties, animals such as Elephants & Cobras, and even a day of the dead theme. So this all instantly draws a meaning for this mural to be in the space, while also testing your own boundaries of observation.
I have been painting mandalas and art that focuses on finding a deeper meaning within humanity and more importantly, yourself.
I want the viewer to let their mind wander. I created wavy and colorful designs to let your mind relax and open up your imagination.I hope anyways, that can change the way a person thinks, while in a private room. Meaning in a gallery type of setting where they can "appreciate the art".
The goal for every muralist / artist while offering something to the public at the highest caliber to their abilities.
LIVITY: Righteous. Ever-living. It's essence is the realization that an energy or life-force exists within, and flows through, all people and living things.
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