Old Mill School mural

Last year, fellow designer Eva Walter and I were asked to design a new mural for Old Mill School in Mill Valley. We thought long and hard about the project, and ended up recommending this life-size optical experiment. We like the way the bold, clean icons stand out from the busy playground. But the interactive-ness is the real draw: Kids learn to stand on the “magic spot” in order for the icons on the two concrete walls to perfectly align.

The Perspective Mural celebrates the fact that art is all around us, waiting to be discovered. Big thanks to Dawn Dobras and Jane McDonough for lighting the spark, and HGTV star Danielle Hirsch her painting expertise, and Jim Hughes for the lovely photo.

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