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Artist: Celine Crum
Mauldin Mural Project
How were you contacted to create this piece?
I applied for Furman University’s Emerging Public Leaders program. This is a summer program for rising high school seniors, where the students learn how to become leaders in their communities. The students then have a year to organize and complete a service project within their community. I decided to recruit high school volunteers and paint a mural in Mauldin, my hometown.
What is the inspiration of this piece?
The inspiration is Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night.”
What type of paint did you use to create the mural?
We used acrylic wall paint.
How long did it take to create? What was the creation process like?
From start to finish, it took about six months to organize and complete the project. The actual painting part took two days. On the first day, we used a projector to display the drawing on the primed wall, and we outlined the drawing with paint. On the second day, the volunteers came and filled in the colors.
What is your favorite part of the piece and why?
My favorite part is the swirls in the sky that create movement in the piece.
When was it completed?
It was completed on Dec. 5, 2015.
Located at the Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Road in Mauldin