“The Daily Grind”

“The Daily Grind” is a mural project by Annabelle Popa. It will illustrate a funky ‘alternate reality’ of the commuters in Jackson Heights. Residents will be transformed into characters from another world- but still depict the everyday experiences of a commuter. This will include favorite food and ‘fuel’, modes of transportation (with a ‘monstrous’ twist), exciting fashion, and more.

This mural will also go into a new community driven format that has never been seen! The first installment of the mural(below) to be painted in September 2019 will include a link to a survey where people can share their ideas with the artist and have direct input. The artist (Annabelle) will try to incorporate these ideas into the final design.

The projected timeline is March- May 2020 will be set aside for design work and ordering of the paint, then May-June 2020 will be the installation of the final mural design. We plan to have an unveiling and general celebration upon completion.

The project is currently under review for a ‘New Work Grant’ from the Queens Council of the Arts and we are currently seeking more grants or sponsors to help raise money.

Any contributions will cover artist fees and general materials cost.

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If you’d like to be a part of the character design process, please submit the above form or send a picture and any extra information to AnnabellePopaArt@gmail.com


Location details: The wall (above) is 70ft x20ft and in Jackson Heights, NY (below)