Video: Lucy Walker ’14 Paints a Mural of Our Community

In 2011, for art professor Mark Wethli’s Public Art class, Lucy Walker ’14 developed a design for a hypothetical mural in Brunswick. A year later, she was told the Brunswick Downtown Association had selected her proposal and wanted to commission her piece for a new doctor’s office near the train station. (Tariq Haq ’12 also produced two works he originally developed in Wethli’s 2011 Public Art class, one for the Hannaford grocery store’s outside wall and another for the new elementary school.)

Over the summer, Walker worked on completing her mural, which will be unveiled in the Mid Coast Primary Care and Walk-in Clinic in September. For this video, Walker put down her paintbrush to talk about the process of creating her painting, describing some of the themes that come through her realistic scene of Brunswick people on the town green.

Comments

  1. Susan Weems says:

    Lucy – This is fantastic!!! I hope you will give this same presentation at the opening celebration – whenever that is. :} Was Mark part of this interview? Susan

  2. You have captured the spirit of the Community! Thank You for this gift!

  3. Stephanie Lynn says:

    Just wanted to write that this is lovely, and Lucy’s thoughtful comments are an added bonus.

  4. Susan Katzev says:

    Dear Lucy,

    There are few muralists these days, and you have the gift for making gentle transititons that keep the visual flow looking seemless. Here’s hoping you can find a career in such murals which affirm their subjects yet give your viewers the depth you see in how the figures relate to each other. What a fine beginning you are leaving here for Brunswick!

  5. Pam Russell says:

    Dear Lucy,
    It is so wonderful to see your work! REminds me of the yearbook cover. Your piece is so amazingly detailed. I love all the various components. I also love seeing you and hearing you speak so confidently. Where have the years gone!
    All the best to you<
    Pam (formally Senora Russell)

  6. Pam Russell says:

    Dear Lucy,
    It is so wonderful to see your work! REminds me of the yearbook cover. Your piece is so amazingly detailed. I love all the various components. I also love seeing you and hearing you speak so confidently. Where have the years gone!
    All the best to you!
    Pam

  7. Jill Ressler says:

    So loved seeing your face and your work again. This is lovely and even more meaningful that you included your brother. We are so proud of you

  8. Lucy, your Mural is Truly Beautiful and Amazing! Thank you for sharing your Gift of Art!

    Your Mural is inspirational!

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