Posts tagged: murals

Mural project

Not all projects work out. Here is a mural project that went “South” because we seemed to have creative differences. It is so important to establish proper procedures up front so that the creative process can proceed along a mutually agreed upon path. Of course, finances can be one of the most common stumbling blocks. I think that this one was killed primarily because of that.


Large wall mural of 21x48 feet in size. Acrylic on Board.

Large wall mural of 21×48 feet in size. Acrylic on Board.

Polynesian Cultural Center

I ran across these pics front the Polynesian Cultural Center that show parts of the mural that I created last year.

Sullivan's mural at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Interior of the Gateway building.

In addition to doing the mural artwork, I also designed the lighting sconces, which appear as huge sea shells that sit high on the columns.  They were manufactured by Western Architectural Services in Draper, Utah, where I used to work as a sculptor.

Lighting sconces and a corner of the mural (Tonga).

The Tongan section of the mural which represents all of the major Island cultures of Polynesia.

Here are the original renderings for the design concept of the sconces.

The main bowl type shell. These are very large. About 34" across.


The "ice cream cone" sea shell. Perhaps a subliminal effort to increase the appetite?

I should say that I did the renderings.  The basic idea was developed by Mike Lee, Spencer Harris and myself.  Mike Lee is the owner of Michael Lee Design.  He runs the show, and I do work for him.


This is Alfred Grace welcoming everyone to the grand opening.


A clearer look at the mural that appears behind Alfred.

The outside of the building was also redesigned.

One of two main entries to the Gateway building.


Concept rendering. Spencer Harris did the sketchup work, and I did the illustrative embellishment.


The old entryway.