Every artist who hosts a solo show art Grassroots Chicago is allowed to create a mural for the stairwell into their gallery. So this is the mural I created!
The theme of my show was "crusin' by" as in, cruising by the city of Chicago. So why not paint a skateboarder, to leave my mark? I decided to make it seem as if the skater was grinding on the handrail, making his way into the gallery.
I painted the entire thing overnight in one session. I was so happy with the result that it influenced me to create an ongoing series where these characters are skating other obstacles throughout the city. I'm still in sketch mode and will be releasing these designs over the summer 2017.
This mural will remain located at Grassroots so stop by and check it out sometime!