|My altered cover of Veranda, October 2014.
Slow time, stop time, go back in time. Wadmalaw Island makes you think all of that’s possible. If you’re out on the island you've likely come from Charleston, an antique city that lulls you in to thinking time travel is possible. Forty minutes from Charleston it’s deeply rural, unspoiled, serene, and bucolic. The October issue of Veranda has the story of Birdsong, a farm on Wadmalaw Island, and the site of my largest mural to date. It’s been well documented on this blog but here’s a refresher.
|Nearly 160' of hallway, 160' of mural.
|The vaporous woods of Birdsong.
|Looking toward the side door.
|A view into the guest room.
|Detail of mural and sconce, the wild and the refined.
|The marshy low country.
|Turning the corner on the kitchen wall.
|Spanish moss? Yes, lot's of it.
|One of my favorite passages, a little abstract corner outside the kitchen.
My first job as a muralist is to decide on the overall look of the piece to make sure it fits seamlessly with the architecture and interior design. At Birdsong the mural is soft and impressionistic and I chose to portray the kind of dreaming atmosphere associated with the magic hour and misty mornings. The result is a work that one will not tire of because it is minimal and calming.
|View of the Wadmalaw River.
|The hall outside the library.
|A tangle of nature.
|The spread in Veranda Magazine, October 2014.