Cutting and Planning


The plan called for a grid of 2x4’s which would serve as the underlying support for the mural. Hyunji and Doug carefully measured the space. These measurements were used to prepare a technical drawing showing the support structure.

Each part of the mural was sketched out on 4x8 sheets of birch plywood in chalk. Doug and Hyunji made cuts following the chalk lines using a jig saw and a skill saw. After a piece was cut it was sanded and photographed. The photos were helpful in visualizing the final product.

These photos were gathered into a Photoshop document which allowed Haynes to confirm that the pieces fit together as intended. The Photoshop document was quite useful in planning. It used the exact scale of the actual mural and contained overlays showing measurements, a photo of the stairwell where the mural would be installed, and photos of each individual mural component including the support structure. This process allowed the artist to step back and take a long view of the work. It also gave Haynes freedom to experiment with color and composition in advance of the installation.
Measurements
Framework
Cut plywood
Measurements
Framework
Cut plywood
Mural Photoshop Plan
Framework in photoshop
Mural Photoshop Plan
Framework in photoshop
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Works by Doug E. L. Haynes