Artist: Adam Schrimmer of Blank Canvas Mural Company
Swamp Rabbit Station at Berea Mural
GJ: How were you contacted to create this mural?
AS: I was contacted by the nonprofit company Berea Station Events.
GJ: What is the inspiration for this piece?
AS: I met with eight people at Berea Station Events. They talked about things that were important to them and some historical references. I worked with the National Arts Honor Society at Berea High School, and they also helped to create the illustrations.
GJ: What type of paint did you use to create the mural?
AS: I used Sherwin-Williams exterior masonry paint.
GJ: How long did it take to create? What was the creation process like?
AS: It took almost a month, including meetings and drawing workshops with the high school kids. Additionally, one day the art club came and painted with me.
GJ: What is your favorite part of the piece and why?
AS: I love the three gentlemen and a lady in the foreground. The courtyard image reference was taken from the Berea High School yearbook, and the two men actually came to the painting.
GJ: When was it completed?
AS: Spring 2017
Located at Pinsley Circle and Sulphur Springs Road, on the Swamp Rabbit Trail between downtown Greenville and Travelers Rest.