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Allegory of the Muse

Michael J Mayosky's avatar Michael J Mayosky

I will be painting a large scale mural depicting my experience in Grand Rapids over the past 17 years. The Artists and Thinkers of GR are what make the town unique. I think there should be a mural for the people who think outside the box and made Grand Rapids the home for Artists from all around the globe.. The people who made the city stand out among the world at large. I have been coming to GR to paint, draw, and explore this city as inspiration for my own work. The people I have met, the places they took me, the experiences and Art they shared. All these factors have had a huge influence on my work and my life. I would like to take this chance to paint something for the city that has enjoyed and supported my work. This is my fifth year at ArtPrize, and I plan to make my best work yet. As I finish up the mural with the audience seeing the final details during the first week of voting, I hope to make a connection with the viewer as I paint. The energy the audience provides for the final touches is important in making a mural that will last the years to come. I am a performance artist at the core of my soul and my work is based on the energy provided by the world around me. Over the next few weeks I will be posting more pictures as I progress on my quest for the perfect wall, secure that wall, paint that wall, and finish that wall. Please check back for more updates and videos along this adventure. May this be the best and most inspiring ArtPrize to date.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
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  • Medium: Paint
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  • Year created: 2014
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