Vermont Secondary College

Artist in Residence

In March 2009, students and I worked collaboratively to design and create these 2 murals.

“Next” uses trompe l’oeil techniques to depict students as they face finishing their secondary education, leaving the school environment and the new options available to them.

“Now” is a looser, more decorative piece, where students explored different paint techniques and styles more freely.

It was created more intuitively than “Next", with design issues discussed and decisions made as part of the creative process.