Back in November the portrait i did in Chicago of soon-to-be President Barack Obama made the cover of the Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune. The Romeoville Illinois Route 66 mural i recently completed caught some attention as well, and made the cover of Romeoville’s local newspaper “The Bugle” on two seperate occasions.
Finally Finished!!! Here’s some pictures from the Route 66 mural i painted for the village of Romeoville. The mural was painted entirely in spraypaint and took 10 days not including some rain delays in between.
The mural reads left to write and is a collage of memorabilia on a cork poster board. It begins with the hi-way66 logo from the past that directs your destination and explains the route of rt. 66 to chicago; which is where we start off. The Henrys hotdog sign is right next to chicago, still in operation serving hotdogs, and a beautiful sign which regularly also gives blessings if you look closely. Its a route 66 staple. Romeoville is depicted toward the middle, this is where the viewer is located; his “center of focus.” Romeoville is world famous for its International skating rink so i threw it back 40-60 years with the roller girls popular at venders one would expect to find located on 66. You also have the Hines dragonfly which is endangered and one of it’s only habitats in the world is in romeoville (mind you one classy enough to cherish route 66′s spirit of yester-year would also relish trivia.) The center romeoville design is a future architectural plan yet i kept it classic with the old school autos’. As you end your journey through the mural you head towards the “Gemini Giant” which is also a illinois rt.66 icon, as are the blues brothers statues and the white fence farm chicken depicted earlier. And the mural finishes with a statement well known by locals of Romeoville’s past, in this mural for downtown’s future located on Illinois route 66.