4 Corners Mural Project

In 2008, I photographed this mural located in the Four Corners of Baldwinsville, New York.  It was painted back in 1987 and you can see it had deteriorated over time.

History mural painted in 1987 on the wall of the former Cozy Corner Cakery located at the Four Corners in Baldwinsville, New York.

History mural painted in 1987 on the wall of the former Cozy Corner Cakery located at the Four Corners in Baldwinsville, New York. Photographed in 2008. Nikon D70/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/60s, f/4, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 11mm focal point.

Four years later, I got a request from a young woman named Emily wanting to use one of my photos in a proposal to the Village Board to replace it with a new mural.  This was going to be Emily’s project to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award and as her gift to the village she grew up in.  The Board approved it if she could raise the money.  Here is the sketch of the new mural.

Sketch of the new Baldwinsville Four Corners mural.

Sketch of the new Baldwinsville Four Corners mural.

Emily used the 4 Corners Mural Project Facebook page to spread the word, raise money and ask for donations from local businesses.  This Spring the money having being raised, donations of supplies inventoried and volunteers scheduled to help, the project commenced.

A couple of weeks ago, I stopped by to see how the mural project was coming along.

Baldwinsville 4 Corners Mural Project at the Four Corners in Baldwinsville, New York. Photographed on June 15, 2013.

Baldwinsville 4 Corners Mural Project at the Four Corners in Baldwinsville, New York. Photographed on June 15, 2013. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 200, EV +0.3, 28mm focal length.

Emily’s mother was there on this afternoon working on some buildings seen to the left of the canal boat you can see in the sketch.  The goal is to complete the mural by the end of August when Emily will leave for college.  I will keep checking on the mural’s progress over the summer.

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2 Responses to 4 Corners Mural Project

  1. What a great project ! It will be just beautiful. I so admire these murals. We do not have many over here but I saw many, real artworks, in the States. Good luck and Bravo to Emily !

  2. Pingback: View 290: Baldwinsville Mural Update | Views Infinitum

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