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.
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.
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.
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.