- Sharnee Burnett, Jacintha Kruc, Jeff Copus
- 250 Reily Street, Harrisburg, PA
Inspired by the growth of Midtown and its local flora, the mural features stylized flowering trees and a sun that rises and sets in the background signifying the transition point that is this neighborhood – one that goes from commercial to residential. At its core this is Harrisburg.
The design was fueled by the resurrection of a once lost font composed of combinations of four basic shapes. The font originally designed by America Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Medalist Alvin Lustig (1915-1955) was brought back to life by Lancaster-based designer Craig Welsh who worked with Lustig’s window, Elaine Lustig Cohen. A movie documenting the font’s creation is forthcoming. Of the designs presented this received the most votes from local residents.
Painting and drawing portraits and figures is a specialty of mine. I have dedicated years of practice to perfect my drawings and paintings. Growing up I would always be drawing at home and school to bring my imagination to life. Being an artist was something that I dreamed of accomplishing when I was a kid. Seeing people’s reactions to my art has made me realize that I want to inspire more people to be positive. Painting huge murals is a great way to inspire a whole community and I was so grateful that I got the chance to do so.