Each year, a new group of talented senior artists get the opportunity to show off their skills and create a mural that represents the students of the senior class. This years group is especially talented and moving extremely fast to create their masterpiece and leave their mark on the CB wall forever. The Talon was […]
Each year, a new group of talented senior artists get the opportunity to show off their skills and create a mural that represents the students of the senior class. This years group is especially talented and moving extremely fast to create their masterpiece and leave their mark on the CB wall forever.
The Talon was very excited to be able to sit down with a couple of the artists working on the mural, Amelia Conaghan (’18) and Maddie Yeager (’18), to get an insider look at the production of the mural.
The students in the Honors Painting and Drawing Class taught by Mr. Findlay MacIcntosh were chosen to receive the privilege of coming up with the ideas and working on the mural of the Class of 2018.
“Its been a real group effort,” Amelia said of the mural production
The mural depicts a valley of hills with sunflowers growing all around that sits in front of a sunset with a pathway leading through the scene. Each element of the mural has a specific significance to the Class of 2018.
“The pathway represents our journey together and the flowers are how we have grown as a class together through the years that we’ve been here, and the sky is representing a sunset as our time sets at CB, and how beautiful the sky is, is how beautiful we’ve grown as a class together,” Amelia says.
The mural itself is situated to make it look like it is a Polaroid picture. And at one corner, the Polaroid is peeling away with a yellow spot illuminating through the mural to represent our class peeling away and the junior class coming in as the new seniors.
“Our theme for the year is growth, so we are putting the words forever growing at the bottom of the mural.” says Maddie Yeager
The influences for the mural came from a multitude of places. The class received an idea from our senior class council and liked the ideas in the suggested mural, but when a student in the class pulled up an album by Tyler the Creator, Flower Boy, the class immediately jumped at the idea. The album soon became a reference point for the artists, as the inspiration and style for the sky and placement of the flowers came from the album.
The students have already received positive feedback from students and teachers. At the Annual Beer and Wine Extravaganza, many alums of CB spoke very highly of the mural, saying it is one of the best senior murals they’ve ever seen. Many students and teachers around campus have stopped and acknowledged the amazing work the artists have done and spoken out that it is one of the best murals that they have seen in their time at CB.
So next time you walk by the mural, make sure you stop and appreciate all the work put into it and let the artists know.