This weekend I was hired to complete a 8'x4' chalk wall mural for a company in Overland Park, KS. Normally when I create chalk pieces they are outdoors and on pavement, this was my first one completed indoors and on a wall. The piece will act as a temporary installation. In a few months the company may choose to erase the piece and have a new one created.
I often get asked, "Don't you feel sad when all your hard work get erased?" My response is, "As long as I've documented the piece before it's removed... no, not really, it existed and it's served it's purpose." Large scale chalk art, in my opinion, is typically considered performance art. It's the act of creating the piece that is the true work of art. The resulting pieces are meant to be enjoyed until they are washed away by nature, or removed. I take photos of my pieces as they progress and when they are finally completed. View the progress video of the piece above in my earlier post here.