School Panel (final)

School Panel (final)

History of Encino Mural Repair Project


Kids Gym Tarzana

Tomorrow I’ll apply the last stroke on the Kid’s World mural at Tarzana’s Kids Gym, owned by the amazing and visionary Dina Kimmel. I’ve enjoyed working there the past few weeks with all the kids who weren’t allowed to touch the sign paints, and the incredibly helpful staff including Dana, Tina and more. It was a great exercise in custom color mixing for me! I’ll post more detailed photographs soon. Graphic image originally designed by Macy Wong.

Almost Finished!
Almost Finished!

Seussical! The Musical

I had the opportunity to be a small part of Ken Basore’s backstage crew for Met2’s Seussical The Musical 2012.  My 6-year old son JJ  rehearsed for months and played the part of a Who–no matter how small!  One Saturday before the opening, a small group of parents and staff prepared the backstage decorations for the stage.  I took a partial shot (above) of the saw horse and a new panel to document my memory of some of the construction aspects from that day.  I got to use my jigsaw, the staff circular saw, and lots of supplied paint to refurbish the previously used sections.  I was allowed to whimsically line some columns.  I did a reflecting line like I used to when I doodled as a kid!  I felt the spirit of Seuss!  Four of the six very large top panels you see below were newly produced, for the larger stage, on that day, as well as two new arches below.

Stage Props

Painted Posts
Over the two "paint" days, I painted ten posts in this linear manner.
Blue corners
The day we loaded the stage, I painted wacky blue corners and similar orange corners (first picture) and a fake "cut" top border.