We're thrilled for AW Studio to get a mention in the Perth College newsletter .. and even more fun to see some of the "beaming faces' of the real nymphs from the mural up next to their giant selves ...
"Feature wall is the final touch
An artwork on a grand scale has added the finishing touch to the transformation of the School swimming pool. Incorporating the theme of a fantasy underwater world, a 23m mural features the faces and illustrations of several girls in Years 4 and 9.
During the first stage of the project, students in the Year 9 Art class took underwater photographs of themselves and illustrated a series of castles. The Art department then commissioned local Graphic Designer, Aneta Wnek, to blend the drawings and images and finalise the mural. “A fantasy underwater world was created by introducing a dynamic, hand-drawn illustration suggesting elaborate seaweed, with just hints of some scales of a gigantic underwater creature,” Ms Wnek said.
“Being positioned in sight of the Art department, I also thought it would be nice to introduce the texture of giant paint strokes which would blend into the textures of the water, adding another surreal element to this fantasy world of the playful nymphs.
“The result is a feature wall that picks up on the colours of the surroundings—it seems to be rising out of the pool with a kaleidoscope of activity. “The mural is designed to stir the imagination but is also about friendships and fun.”