Darlene was the artist who took on this project, with the aid of her partner. It took them roughly over a month and a half to complete this challenging task. It would have been shorter she said but she was working on other projects at the time, and finding the appropriate time to do this kind of work in a long-term care home, (when residents were asleep in bed), proved to be an extra challenge in itself.
We'll show you snapshots of how things progressed. We have decided to do this in 3(or 4) parts which will include 2 main walls of a major hallway, 2 emergency exit doors, the elevator and more!
(Residents names and faces are obscured to protect their identities.)
|Doors to Housekeeping and Storage|
The home wanted something unique and was ready for a complete makeover. They eventually had the floors replaced also as you will see in the final photos, but we wanted to concentrate on the artwork by Darlene.
Renovations took place throughout this entire long-term care home but the mural project was concentrated on the 2nd floor. Unfortunately, we wanted to take some 'before' snapshots of both walls, but Darlene was already busy working on the first wall by the time we wanted to take the shots!
This is the first wall she started on. This side of the wall contained 2 doors - an office manager door and a storage door. She started off with the painting of these big stones!
|Huge stone pattern on walls.|
|Picture window roughed-in.|
A few days later....
It was slowly starting to come together...
|Picture windows finally complete. Yum! Looks delicious! |
Office manager door is still yet to be completed.
The photo just below of a shot from the elevator is interesting since the emergency exit door shown down the hall in the background to the left, will also be transformed...
|A view from inside the elevator entering the floor.|
|Laundry and Housekeeping doors getting prepped. Partial view of elevator to the right.|
Weeks later... this side of the wall was completed!
View of hallway heading North. Mural on one wall completed.
Laundry and housekeeping doors to the right.
Soon time for the next wall!