Guardian of the Grapes

Guardian of the Grapes

James Chaffee

2012, Acrylic

“This was my first mural so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I manipulate the use of shape, texture and direction of the paint, hard and soft edges through, and all relating to a frontal, central figure. I was concerned because the design was primarily abstract. The wall was very horizontal with most of the central section blacked out by part of the building. I needed to tie the design together with no significant elements in the middle. I solved this problem with figures at each end and an abstracted landscape in the background. The mural is low on the wall and is easily viewed by everyone passing by. I received very positive responses to it. My mural is located on the front wall of the Valley Wine Company, on G Street. It was a very exciting and informative project.” –James Chaffee

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