The city of Grand Junction just renovated their convention center, and they held an open call for mural proposals for a wall that runs along Main Ave. I beat out over 100 other artists, local and international, and got awarded the amazing opportunity to paint the wall. It is roughly 3.5 feet high, by 222 feet long!

The mural depicts sections of topography along the two rivers that join and create “The Grand Junction” (the Colorado River used to be called the Grand River). The Gunnison and Colorado Rivers start at their headwaters on each end of the wall, and flow together, meeting at the Capstone section of Grand Junction. The sections are as follows, moving east to west (Left to right);

 

Section 1, the head waters of the Gunnison river (called the Taylor river at its start)

Section 2, The junction of the Taylor and East rivers, creating the Gunnison River

Section 3, The Gunnison river through the Escalante-Dominguez canyon

Section 4, Grand Junction, with the location of the mural marked with a “You Are Here” pin in the image

Section 5, The Colorado river flows through DeBeque Canyon

Section 6, The Colorado River above Dotsero

Section 7, The headwaters of the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park

A huge thanks to the City of Grand Junction for this great opportunity!

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Section 1, the head waters of the Gunnison river (called the Taylor river at its start)

Section 1, the head waters of the Gunnison river (called the Taylor river at its start)

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Section 2, The junction of the Taylor and East rivers, creating the Gunnison River

Section 2, The junction of the Taylor and East rivers, creating the Gunnison River

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Section 3, The Gunnison river through the Escalante-Dominguez canyon

Section 3, The Gunnison river through the Escalante-Dominguez canyon

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Section 4, Grand Junction, with the location of the mural marked with a “You Are Here” pin in the image

Section 4, Grand Junction, with the location of the mural marked with a “You Are Here” pin in the image

Section 5, The Colorado river flows through DeBeque Canyon

Section 5, The Colorado river flows through DeBeque Canyon

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Section 6, The Colorado River above Dotsero

Section 6, The Colorado River above Dotsero

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Section 7, The headwaters of the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park

Section 7, The headwaters of the Colorado River in Rocky Mountain National Park

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