Rick Sinnett is a local artist thinking BIG. His project “This Land” will measure approximately 120 feet wide by 100 feet tall and encompass the north and south sides of the grain silos of Rocktown Climbing Gym.
This is no ordinary mural! This mural is a massive undertaking requiring hours of intensive labor painting every side of this awesome grain silo. Some of the work will be done hanging by ropes but a lift and/or scaffold system is necessary for the stencil-work and more detailed painting.
“This Land,” is a youthful, vibrant, and encouraging representation of Oklahoma icons. The American bison, the scissortail flycatcher, indian paintbrush flowers, wheat, the earth below, sun beams radiating overhead and the Oklahoma River - each figure speaks to an element of Oklahoma and our land.
The importance of taking something that already exists and using it to redefine, to revitalize, and to enhance the character already inherent within it is a critical component to Oklahoma’s culture and ties in closely to the fabric of our state. The finished mural will be a gift to the Oklahoma community, to all passing travelers, and a destination for those who appreciate public art.
Rick has a passion for sharing his art with the world, he calls it, "Art for the people." In this project, the largest of it's kind, this will truly be a gift to all that see it.
We have a lot of community support, labor, and local businesses that have stepped up to provide the necessary materials - this has cut the cost of production substantially. What remains are a few final elements; equipment to reach the upper heights of the silos and some personal overhead to cover the costs. The project has already begun as we are applying the base coat. The next steps are to complete the base coat, get the stencil completed, apply the stencil, and then begin painting the design.
This project began about a year and half ago and has taken considerable organization and pre-planning to get us to this point. Now that paint is being applied the project is gaining momentum. Through your support and the support of the Kickstarter community we can have this project completed this year - that is our goal. In fact, Rick would like to have it done before August when the Oklahoma temperatures hit over 100 degrees! Nonetheless, the process is moving forward and we need your help to make it happen. Thank you for supporting public art and thank you for being a lover of art and supporter of this project.
Risks and challenges
An artistic endeavor of this magnitude takes a significant level of commitment and community support to realize. A number of generous and passionate supporters of public art, including individuals, companies, and local organizations have committed to providing materials, equipment, and personal time.
The base coat is already being applied through the use of hanging from ropes and painting with rollers. Once funded a lift and/or scaffold system will be rented to more efficiently access the silo walls and complete the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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