The finished mural is titled "CELEBRATION" and features 80 feet of Dancing Robots!
Why 'Dancing Robots' you ask? Because, for me, this idea embodies - and celebrates ! - three things that make us, as a species, quintessentially human:
First: Our universal love for music and dance
Second: Our insatiable thirst to learn, discover, build, create (which leads us to build things like robots)
and Third: Our unique ability to ... smile at images like this. I mean, Dancing Robots?!? What could be more wacky! :)
The dance movements I chose to depict in the mural are actually based on dance forms from a variety of different cultures, regions, and eras so they truly reflect a culturally-diverse cross-section of human dances. (Note: not obvious from the images below is the days and days of preparation this project took!!).
About Spaceworks Tacoma: Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber designed to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space, training, and technical assistance available to artists, creative entrepreneurs, organizations and community groups who are transforming Tacoma into an economically stronger, and more culturally vibrant city.
Directions here: https://goo.gl/maps/voi34