This is the base layer of the mural concept. It would show through the subsequent layers – more strongly on the right of the composition and fading into the left. The Shoofly pattern would be composed of red, white, and blue shapes to incorporate the colors of our flag into the composition while referencing the historic significance of the Underground Railroad and personal Liberty.
In the second layer, I want to create mood and pull in the Bob Marley quote: “The people who are trying to make the world worse… are not taking a day off. How can I? …Light up the Darkness!”
The Shoofly pattern is still prominent on the right side of the composition, but becomes indistinct behind the Capital building. The lettering of the quote would be in metallic gold.
In the final layer, the darkness creeps in from the left, obscuring the Capital building. On the right, Liberty and her torch are ‘lighting up the darkness’. In this layer, the text would be readable and the Shoofly pattern would be distinct enough to draw the viewer in to examine its pattern. The ominous mood around the Capital building would be enhanced, but minimized by the high-saturation and distinct colors of Liberty and her torch. The Liberty symbol would appear as a faint outline on her arm, just below the torch.
Liberty layer by itself, for clarity of composition.