This is a custom painting made for the lounge of the Walt & Whitman Brewery and Coffeehouse in Saratoga Springs, NY. This painting depicts Walt Whitman’s Camden, NJ home and is based on a found photograph from the 1970s showing buildings that have since been restored. The buildings are painted representationally in gray with subtle color, but the painting includes elements of fantasy referring to his belief in Transcendentalism, such as a deep blue sky with milky way stars and a light on in his window. The lights and stars allude to the possibility of rebirth and regeneration.
This is a custom mural made for the lobby entry of the Walt & Whitman Brewery & Coffeehouse in Saratoga Springs, NY. This graffiti mural is based on the cover of the first edition of Leaves of Grass, published in 1855. The cover is bound in a textured green cloth and the title is printed with gold foil letters that have floral elements. It is simultaneously rustic and refined, much like the author.