Client: Salem Arts Festival
Location: Salem, MA
June 2019

The Salem Arts Festival is a joint project of Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective – Salem Main Streets is funded in part by the City of Salem. This was my second year taking part in the Salem Arts Festival Mural Slam at Salem's Artist Row. Each year during the Festival, roughly a dozen artists are chosen to participate in a mural festival. Each artist has a primed 4'x8' panel to create their piece throughout the weekend for attendees so see the creative process. Each year, the festival has a different theme - the 2019 theme was Roots. My first thought, which I ultimately went with, was to incorporate the word roots entangled in actual roots from a tree.