|Daina's completed 7-panel mural installation at Halifax's lululemon athletica store, 5490 Spring Garden Road, Halifax|
Dimensions: l x h = 119" x 90" (9.9' x 7.5')
It began with a trickle of visits to my Seaport Market "Art By Daina" booth. This lovely girl named Sarah visited my booth before Christmas, once on her own, once with her mom. And then in February I enjoyed a studio visit from her boyfriend who wanted to give her one of my paintings for her birthday! I started to get the idea that she could feel what I felt in my paintings.
Clockwise, from Left to Right, the following are each of the paintings that make up the completed mural installation. They were painted on 3/4" plywood, primed, and painted using heavy body fine art acrylic paints. The solid colour-block texture on each painting was created by imprinting an antique hand-carved wooden textile print block (collected from India, the birthplace of yoga) into a thin layer of gesso prior to painting.
|Panel #1 ~ Dhyana (Meditation) Sunset, 45" x 35"|
|Panel #2 ~ Creativity..., 21" x 84"|
|Panel #3 ~ Point Pleasant Park Runners, 24" x 35"|
|Panel #4 ~ Vrksasana (Tree Pose) Sunrise, 45" x 35"|
|Panel #5 ~ Dance, Sing, Floss & Travel, 21" x 84"|
|Panel #6 ~ Virabhadrasana I (Extended Warrior I) at Lawrencetown Beach, 24" x 35"|
|Panel #7 ~ Lotus Wave, 48" x 48"|
|...and to think it all began from this tiny 8-1/2" x 11" mock up sketch.|