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YEP Glendale Middle School

The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) of the University of Utah is working with a class of students from middle school through high school to help them succeed and become leaders in their community. As part of this venture, they asked me to come and work…

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Tooele High School

In October 2014 I was approached by the student council of Tooele High School to design and paint a buffalo mural for the gym of the school. I came up with some design ideas, the students helped to pick their favorite aspects of each, and…

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Kearns Library

In 2014 the Kearns Library celebrated the 50th year since its opening. To commemorate this event they had a local muralist Melissa Chipman paint a beautiful mural on the concrete retaining wall on the east side of building. With the mural finished, the retaining wall…

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Dual Immersion Academy Bilingual Culture Mural

Traditional icons of United States and Latin culture are shown in this mural designed and painted by me for Dual Immersion Academy in Salt Lake City, UT. To depict Latin and U.S. culture, in cooperation with the teachers and administration of D.I.A. I chose the…

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Cafe Wave – Interior Design and Mosaic Murals

When Utah entrepreneur John Jeandrevin noticed a lack of truly unique dining experiences on the South side of Salt Lake County, one of the first solutions to his building remodel was to find an artist for a mosaic tile mural. John contacted me to design…

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How to create a large-scale mosaic sculpture using EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) and Quikrete

How to create a large-scale mosaic sculpture using EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) and Quikrete

Before starting this tutorial, I would love to give a huge “thank you” to the Salt Lake City Arts Council for providing an Arts Learning Grant so I could create this project, and to Quikrete for graciously donating the Repair mortar and Fast-setting concrete mix…

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Children First Academy of Phoenix – History Mural

Children First Academy of Phoenix opened the doors of its new campus to students for the first time in late August of this year. Homeless youth in grades K-9 are brought to the school from a wide area of the valley for an educational experience…

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OUTRAGE! Anti-Tobacco Youth Group – Billboard Mural

OUTRAGE! Anti-Tobacco Youth Group – Billboard Mural

In August 2013 I worked with the awesome teens of the OUTRAGE! anti-tobacco youth program of the Salt Lake County Health Department to paint this 9×18 foot mural. While one of the quickest and simplest projects I’ve ever done (one day brainstorming, two days wall…

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