Heidi Unkefer
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Slime Mountain

Slime Mountain

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Detail shot

Selected as part of a collaboration between Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor I was commissioned to design and paint a 40’x50’ mural in Chicago’s South Loop. After submitting an initial design I was selected as one of five finalists to create a more refined version of the original design.

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Initial sketch

After I was selected as the artist to complete the final piece I began weeks of planning and renting the large equipment I would need to complete the mural. The next steps involved planning colors and assessing how many supplies I’d need within a given budget.

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Color blocking

Then came sketching out the initial design onto the wall using a mixture of a grid method as well as a projector. After the rough illustration had been transferred to the wall, I hired an assistant to help block in colors one color at a time in the pretty brutal August Chicago heat.

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Final Product

The final mural ended up taking roughly nine days and is still available to be seen as part of Chicago’s Wabash Arts Corridor in the South Loop.