I was so excited to have the opportunity to create and install a 21' chalk mural in the dining room of the W Kitchen, the restaurant at the W Atlanta Downtown hotel. They asked for me to create a cartoony mural that highlighted landmarks in Atlanta. Here's a scanned image of the concept sketch for the project:
The W Kitchen downtown has gone through some major renovations lately, and this chalkboard was just one of the phases of change. It took four days to create the mural on site.
Midtown: Highlights are the Botanical Gardens, Woodruff Arts Center, The Varsity, Colony Square, The Fox Theatre, and the Margaret Mitchell House. Also includes a map of "midtown" and some trees because that area is verdant!
In between: Suntrust Park and The Big Chicken (both in Cobb County/north of the perimeter)
Downtown: Skyview, Sweet Auburn Market, Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coke, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and (of course!) the W Atlanta Downtown. Map of "downtown"
O4W/L5P: These stand for "Old Fourth Ward" and "Little 5 Points", which are east of downtown, respectively. Jackson Street Bridge (best photo of Atlanta!), Ponce City Market, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, The Beltline, The Carter Center, Little 5 Points/The Vortex.
In between: Lenox Mall, as represented by a cupcake because of their cupcake ATM machine! (no joke)
Grant Park: Love Lock Bridge, Zoo Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery, Krog Street Tunnel and Murals, Grant Park, and more trees!
One of our favorite parts is the massive ribbon that creates a border around the entire thing, which really brings the piece together. That, coupled with the vibrant colors of the work itself, make this a really cool piece! We sealed the bottom part of the mural to prevent diners from smearing the chalkboard.