Craig was made aware by a fellow artist that a new restaurant was opening in downtown Augusta, and soon thereafter was contacted by Chef/Owner Brandon Smith about adding his artistic vision to the main wall of the unique space.
“Brandon Smith reached out and asked if I would come by to talk about a project. I had no idea what to expect,” Craig shared.
“When I came in and saw the amount of work that he and his team are putting in, my interest peaked. When I saw the menu and the decor, I was sold,” Craig shared.
The creative direction was “unique and edgy.”
“I went to my lab and started sketching concepts. What I came up with with a take on my interpretation on creation, a pair of ominous figures forging and the anvil exploding into a million pieces,” Craig said.Jason Craig
It was edgy and unique.
Craig said Installation was very labor intensive. “200 year old brick walls are a very interesting substrate and offer more than a few challenges,” Craig said about working on the exposed brick wall.
“This one is special. No two bricks are the same, and some aren’t even brick!”
It took Craig two days to complete the mural. “I got to know this wall very well,” he said.
The resulting piece is quite astounding. Craig said he will soon be adding a second mural to finish the wall.
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