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ART, DailyThunder, GRAFFITIDusty GilpinComment

In late 2014 I made a proposal as part of Downtown Oklahoma City's Artist Invitational Program. The proposal was approved, however the location for the mural I originally proposed ended up not working out. With a lot of help from folks like, AJ Kirkpatrick, Romy Owens, Jane Jenkins, Staci Sanger, and Jill Delozier, we finally found a viable location. In the end, although the project took a little while to get figured out, we ended up with the best scenario, and I even got to tweak my original image to include a couple of the Thunder's biggest personalities!

This temporary mural will be affixed to the side of the Downtown Community Basketball Courts for about a month. I'm so flattered to be invited by OKC to contribute to the art landscape of Downtown OKC. 

The mural is located on the corner of Hudson and Reno on the North side of the basketball courts. It is well lit at night and has a walkway right in front of it, perfect for taking some snapshots and selfies as you walk to Thunder home games!

The mural is located on the corner of Hudson and Reno on the North side of the basketball courts. It is well lit at night and has a walkway right in front of it, perfect for taking some snapshots and selfies as you walk to Thunder home games!

The characters I created were a ton of fun. I love drawing cartoons, and capturing the likeness of people is a big challenge to me. Luckily, Russ and Steven have some notable characteristics and personalities that made them fun to draw. I hope they enjoy the cartoons!

The characters I created were a ton of fun. I love drawing cartoons, and capturing the likeness of people is a big challenge to me. Luckily, Russ and Steven have some notable characteristics and personalities that made them fun to draw. I hope they enjoy the cartoons!

Huge thanks to everyone involved in getting this project completed; Romy, AJ, Jill, Staci, Jane, and all the other fine folks involved with the Downtown Artists Invitational Project. THANK YOU!!!