CAMOUFLAGING THE WALL
After everyone wrote his or her wish on the wall and painted over it, the next step was to camouflage the wishes into the wall. The pattern made from the wishes only went as high as people could reach but A-Z Auto Center was kind enough to loan their ladder to the project so that I could reach the rest of the wall. I set to work painting the untouched bricks, helping the wishes blend into the entire wall in a continuous pattern.
The finished Wish Wall Mural is pictured here. The pattern is subtle and it looks different from what most people expect a wall mural to look like. Just like the artworks studied by the Graham & Parks School students, the most important part of this mural is the idea.
This mural was made to honor wishes. To do this, the Thistle & Shamrock wall was covered with more than four-hundred wishes by people who then protected their wishes by covering them with paint. They are also protected by a camouflage pattern which makes the wishes appear to blend into the wall. Written beside the mural is a title and brief description of how the wall was made, so that passersby can learn about the idea—the most important part of the Wish Wall Mural.