An article in Monday’s Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union features the work done by Grace College grad, Marc Eckel. He recently completed a mural on a building he owns in downtown Warsaw. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Mural Artist Hopes To Evoke Joy Of Childhood
A new mural has been added to Warsaw’s scenery.
Illustrator Marc Eckel finished “The Bubbles” mural Oct. 20.
“I think I spent probably 130, 140 hours actually on the wall and it’s probably about 30 hours of prep that happens before that in the studio before it even gets out of the building,” Eckel said. He painted the mural over the course “of a few weeks.”
Eckel said he owns the building for his business, Blue Spaghetti Graphic Design and Illustration, 123 W. Center St., Warsaw, so “we were working through the city to do a facade situation, to fix up the facade outside and part of that was putting up the mural.”
Eckel said a person can get a grant per building per year. “So the facade grant helped paint the back and the side and a lot of the bricks along the side were deteriorated and falling out, so we repaired the brick work as part of that grant,” he said.
The mural itself took inspiration from Eckel’s son, Andrew.
“It was just a picture I took of my son, and I thought it was kind of fun,” he said. He passed the idea of having their son on the side of the building by his wife, Juli.
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