An American Salute, Mural, VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Final image and roughs for the Pittsburgh, PA VA Medical Center. Created by Michael McFarland.
Michael recently worked on a 100 foot (30+ Meter) mural for the Pittsburgh, PA VA Medical Center. There wish was to represent all five armed services and particular medals in a well-travelled hallway within their facility.Working with pencil and paper, sketches were created by Michael and presented to the client. Upon approval, each image was separately painted, scanned and altered as necessary on the computer using Adobe Photoshop. Once all images were created and digitized, they could be used in any configuration. Michael early-on realized this method would be best in that changes desired would be much simpler within a computer layout rather than repainting a composition. Also, if the client at some future date would like a different composition at a different size using the same imagery, this request would be easy to fulfill.
Sample of images on the Pittsburgh, PA VA Medical Center mural created by Michael McFarland.
Sample of final left and right side of Pittsburgh, PA VA Medical Center, created by Michael McFarland.
The digital image was divided in two–a 15.5 gigabite right side and a 13 gigabite left side were received by a Pittsburgh printing company that specializes in print-on-vinyl imagery. One common use of this print technique can be seen today on city buses with advertising on the outside of the vehicle.
Installation was successfully accomplished on the desired wall at the Pittsburgh, PA VA Medical Center by mid-September, 2015.