How to Commission a Mural for Your Home
Murals bridge the gap from imagination to illusion while enhancing the living experience and value of your home. But what exactly is meant by a mural? Most art commentators agree that a mural – whether it is a painting, mosaic, collage, relief or even a photograph – is a work of art that is created for a particular site which then becomes part of the architecture, in other words, a successful mural composition is influenced by its surroundings.
No one needs to be told that murals are popular and prestigious; they are everywhere, embellishing the interiors and exteriors of homes, buildings and offices; and the subtle effect produced by this visual presence is comforting, like a friend who doesn't always need us to notice them. The recent revival in mural painting is not, perhaps, surprising, since we live in times where the decor of our homes and work place has become one of the most accessible ways of expressing our individuality, providing an entertaining hint of the scope of our interests, as well as offering an escape from an increasingly uniform environment.
Whether your taste in art is eclectic, contemporary, traditional or nouveau; your privately commissioned mural will transcend space and time through imagination and medium. Each Letterfly mural is a unique work of art. Every mural is designed and created specifically for the individual customer; it is never replicated. Whether hand brushed with oils, alkyds, lacquers and acrylics; or airbrushed with the finest quality materials, your special mural is created on canvas so that later, it may be relocated or sold. Every work of art is produced only after extensive input. No matter the method, commissioned murals turn the mundane, magical.
You may have an interest in a mural of your own, but how do you begin? The information here has been organized to help you understand the process of commissioning a mural and give you a place to begin.
The starting point is your conversation with the artist, allowing him to first become familiar with your ideas, which then allows him to begin to guide you and these ideas toward what will become the perfect expression to complement your home. Consultations with the artist and preliminary sketches that clarify the end result are included with the pricing of each mural.
During the interview, the artist will be seeking information about what it is that you want to accomplish. Perhaps you want to complement the style of existing furnishings in the room and heighten opulence with a similar theme, bring the outside in and introduce the flavor of nature's splendor to transform the emotion of the room, or create an illusion of something that is not there to add dimension, personality and mystery.
Of course cost may influence the direction taken as you consider a spectacular vista to enhance the interior of your home. When it comes to pricing, there are several dynamics that influence the fee, one being the size, which will influence the amount of materials needed. The main concern that drives the price will be the amount of detail that goes into the project. To help explain this facet of the process, and to give you a few visual examples to assist with understanding how the detail influences the price range you can expect, please see the following explanations and examples.
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