SoHud Tree Mural
Community mural, 90’ (w) x 10’ (h), Summit and Hudson Streets, Columbus OH 43202, 2011
As a way to deter graffiti, the multi-disciplinary arts group, Wild Goose Creative, called for design proposals for the creation of a community mural. ALTernative’s entry won by popular vote. The now called SoHud Mural, completed in September 2011, has since become a symbol of the caring and creative neighborhood.
Depicting a sea of trees of seasonal colors, the design was inspired by the scenic Glen Echo Ravine in the neighborhood. The design aims to create an impression of an urban oasis. It helps slow down the otherwise high speed traffic on the busy corridor of Hudson Street.
Mural artists, Jon Stommel and Travis Czekalski, painted the mural, using a night projection method. The project was made possible by a couple of grants and a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.