The students worked long and hard. Thousands of Q-tips met their demise. Nearly 400 squares with upwards of half a million dots grace the final piece. Many students never want to see another dot as long as they live. (Click any image in this post to view larger.)
Stand close, and you get a unique perspective of layers of dots—coat of paint upon coat of paint.
Stand back a little, and borders between colors begin to become apparent across multiple squares.
Another step back, and the picture begins to take shape.
But, if you stand all the way on the other side of the library...
Remember what we started with?
This mural will live permanently above a bank of computers in the library. When I say permanently, I mean permanently. Those sheets of plywood have been affixed to the wall with both a pneumatic staple gun and liquid nails. That sucker is never coming down. They'll either have to paint over it or remove chunks of the wall. Luckily, it's a pretty nice piece. The students are proud of it, too.