Commissions + Collaborations

 

School of Rock, 2019

Rock-themed mural for the School of Rock’s new Seekonk location. Spray paint and latex paint. Mural is 44’ in length and 10’ high.


AFrican wild dog vs hyena, 2019

Commission for an office. Acrylic paints on unstretched canvas, 5’h w 6’w


Newport Art Museum School, 2019

Newport, RI

Mural project lead by me as part of a project-based learning component of a teen program, MuSE, at Newport Art Museum. The teens were tasked with designing something that would build the school’s visibility, connecting it to the Museum, and giving it a contemporary look that fits in with the historic context of Newport. The group was asked to factor in things such as the use of the building, who would encounter the mural, how to use their design to either emphasize or break architectural elements, how to utilize color to lead a person through the space, and how to unify the interior and exterior of the building with color. The selected design is by by Mia Stevenson. Read more about this project here.


MOOSE THE CAT, 2018

Commission for unFURgettable Pet Resort and Spa, Hanover MA

This pet portrait was commissioned as a gift for the wife and co-owner of unFURgettable, a brand new pet resort in Hanover MA. This installation is located in the spa’s cat room.


PATRICK THE BEARDED COLLIE, 2018

Commission for unFURgettable Pet Resort and Spa, Hanover MA

This pet portrait was commissioned as a gift for the mother and business partner of unFURgettable, a brand new pet resort in Hanover MA. This installation is located by the entrance to the dog room, and can be seen from the entrance.


Goal WAll, 2018

LEAP for Education, Salem MA

After leading a year of monthly visits for teens from LEAP to see PEM’s special exhibitions, I closed the year with this mural project at their Teen Center. We took the idea of the goal wall from an existing paper that was tacked to the wall, and designed a permanent installation where people could prominently and pridefully write their goals. The entire mural was done in chalkboard paint so both the leaves and negative spaces are usable and easily updated.


“In the process of this project I had learned new tips for painting as well as understanding that projects take patience, which is something I struggle with. Being a part of something that brings a community together is extremely rewarding and seeing the end result makes me feel proud of myself.” -Kianna


KODOKAI LOGO, 2018

Commission for Kodokai Dojo, North Smithfield RI

This design embodies zanshin, a central concept to Motobu Udundi (Okinawan Palace Hand). The tentacles are positioned to indicate that some have recently struck and are preparing to strike again, others are mid-strike, and the ones not in use are still pointed at the opponent.


Winter windows, 2017

Pequot Highlands Housing Community, Salem MA

One of my community partners while managing ArtLink at PEM was Pequot Highlands Housing Community. At the start of the winter in December 2017, I went to their site to help their kids make a winter-themed window display. They created the scenery, learned how to make a paper chain, and they showed each other how to make 3D snowflakes. Their next field trip to PEM was their best attended ever. 


OCTOPUS, 2016

Private residence, Chepachet RI

Deck mural, stain on wood. Private commission. 

 
 

the Evolution of writing, 2012

Adams Library at Rhode Island College, Providence RI

Under the guidance of muralist Munir Mohammed, a group of students at Rhode Island College designed and installed a mural in the Adams Library onsite at RIC. I was the Teacher's Assistant for this course, and took the lead on the research and design. We selected samples of writing systems from throughout the world, and arranged them with the earliest writing systems toward the center (for the most part), and the more contemporary systems at a larger scale towards the edge. Ben Rittmann, Julian De La Garza, James Sundquist, and Kelly Goddard were also a part of the collaboration. 


dragon and bear murals for afterzone, 2010 -2011

Bridgham Middle School, Providence RI

In this early mural project of mine, I proposed mural ideas to the schools principals and installed them with students enrolled in Providence After School Alliance's AfterZone. The stage idea was based on conversations with the school's principal of the time, and the painting for both projects were done almost entirely by the students. My painting style and my approach to developing ideas with students has evolved since these, but they were still important experiences for myself and each of the students who contributed.