Mural completed last week
It’s been my intention to paint a mural on this wall ever since opening the store, and it was clear from the beginning that it should directly contrast the perspective presented in the Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea statue. My neighbor and good friend Jay Kuhlmann just happens to be the Tandem School teacher who led a group of students in painting a mural on the Richmond Camera building last year. A few months ago he agreed to put his team to the task of the mural at Random Row. The photos of Edward Curtis always circulated in my mind as the basis for a good mural. Jay and I looked over a few in particular and with his photoshop skills we arrived at this design. Thanks goes to he and his students, and the parents who paid for the paint. Also, as a result of having painted a wall in a historic district without a permit, I was asked by the city to retroactively apply and pay the $100 application fee. I will also have to appear before the BAR planning commission on April 19. I’m hoping they’ll offer me my one hundred back and thank me for commissioning such a nice mural.