"THE SHOP KEEPER," MURAL FOR MILLS 58, 2020
My new studio is in a great old turn-of-the-century industrial building. My landlord, Ed Greely, asked for a mural that would speak to the history of the building. I loved the image of an old-time industrial worker in an apron. It is a garment that has been worn through time and across many industries, by men and women alike. Putting one on signifies that it is time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. I felt that a person in an apron was way of acknowledging the professions of those who occupy this building - from the tanners who worked here in the early 1900s to the multiple shops and businesses who make up its current community.