"Shopping is My Outlet" Mural, 2017
Back in October of 2017, I spent a few days drawing with giant sharpies all over a temporary wall at the Outlets of Des Moines.
The wall measured approximately 100 ft x 8 ft. I used giant Sharpie markers, paint markers and Sherwin-Williams paint in the Outlets of Des Moines’ brand colors. During the work days it both rained and hit 80 degrees, a typical Iowa October. The team at the Outlets were great to work with. I was able to pop in my headphones and get to work for about 4-6 hours a day over the course of 3 days.
The coolest part of the project?
The mural served as a giant coloring book on opening night! Attendees were able to “color” in the mural with the brand colors, adding their own piece to this community mural. [Thanks for capturing these moments of artists in action, Chris Maharry.]