Mural for youth centre

For youth center Elzenburg Arens made an eight by four meter mural. The mural contains several drawings that were made with the users of the building in mind. Arens gave three workshops where users of the building learned to work in his style and were asked to make a drawing about what they loved about the centre, or what they were missing. These drawings were used as inspiration to design the themes of the mural.

In order to have maximum control of the end result the mural was composed digitally. The drawings and realistic painted elements were all painted on small pieces of paper and photographed in high resolution to keep the black lines as sharp as possible. Then they were digitally put together on a separate painted background. The complete mural was printed on laminated foil and mounted on the wall by an external company.