This is a 14 x 40 foot mural I was commissioned through the Percent for Arts Program to paint for the new Capital Judicial Center in Maine’s state capital of Augusta. The mural is titled Kennebec and tells of the history and importance of the river to Maine.
For more than 4 centuries the river was the major highway, artery connecting Maine literally with the ports of the rest of the world.
In the mural the river and sky are continuous but the various time periods fold into each other.
I kept the palette for this mural intentionally subdued to be in keeping with the serious and quiet setting in the lobby of the courtrooms.
I wanted to show the ways people lived, worked and played along the river as they built this region.