Nov 17, 2015

THE NATURE OF THINGS

Western Avenue Association

This mural, located on the south wall of the Ketch Design Centre at 4408 N. Western Avenue spans nearly 40 feet by 25 feet tall covering 1,000 sq feet. Lead artist Kris Kanaly and co-artists Dusty Gilpin and Jerrod Smith mashed their very unique styles together to create one beautiful mural. 

THE NATURE OF THINGS
This mural is a celebration of nature and diversity. We build all types of things from natural elements in our planet. From the land we harvest resources used in the production of everything from bricks to donut sprinkles. Our resources and biodiversity are many, much like the array of colors in the spectrum of light permeating throughout the universe. This mural, located on the south wall of the Ketch Design Centre at 4408 N. Western Avenue spans nearly 40 feet by 25 feet tall covering 1,000 sq feet. Lead artist Kris Kanaly and co-artists Dusty Gilpin and Jerrod Smith mashed their very unique styles together to create one beautiful mural. 

Artists Jerrod Smith and Dusty Gilpin put the finishing touches on their 1,000 square foot mural.

This mural is tucked into an alley right off Western Avenue. It's bright colors and huge size make it a sight to discover.

KRISTOPHER KANALY
Kristopher Kanaly is an artist, photographer and designer from Oklahoma City. With an extensive family history in the arts hailing back to his great grandfather’s Colonial Art Gallery established in 1919, Kristopher has grown up inside a family of artists, art collectors, art dealers and graphic designers. This influence propelled him into a career of graphic design and art, namely street art. Kristopher’s work has received popularity through multiple awards, publications and books. His artwork is regularly on exhibit with various regional galleries as well as numerous outdoor murals and street art applications in multiple states across the U.S. Kristopher’s work can be classified as contemporary abstract with geometric influences and layers of graffiti-­‐inspired shapes. 
JERROD SMITH
Our district artist representative, proud Western Avenue business owner of Weldon Jack, amazing mixed media artist and founder of The Society. Jerrod Smith is an Oklahoma City influencer, creator and partner in bringing this project to fruition. "The Nature of Things" is Jerrod's second mural with the Western Avenue Mural project. He created "Contact Light" in 2014.
DUSTIN GILPIN
Dusty Gilpin is the third generation of a family of Oklahoman commercial artists and illustrators. A college dropout and self-taught printer, his art/design style is thoroughly influenced by typography, cartoons, and graffiti. He is the owner and lead designer of Tree & Leaf Clothing. He can most often be found in or around the Plaza District, driving around in some sort of beat up old car, or drinking a cold cheap beer! Follow his animated life on Twitter and Instagram: @TRUdust. 

Artists Jerrod Smith and Dustin Gilpin work on "The Nature of Things"

Kristopher Kanaly, Dustin Gilpin, Jerrod Smith
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