BB Murals is

a full production visual arts company

specializing in murals and public sculpture.

 

Selected Recent Works

Summer 2019

Winner of the 2019

Greeley, CO New Transit Center

Public Art Commission!

I’ve been awarded a commission to design, fabricate, deliver and install a 10’ x 40’, 3D relief sculpture for the City of Greeley, CO, after applying to a national Request For Proposals with over 80 applicants! This is my largest public sculpture project to date at 10’ x 40’!

Below are pictures of the conceptual design, the fabrication process, installation process and final result. I had the opportunity to replace the stock imagery of transportation vehicles used in the initial design as place makers, with actual images of Greeley, CO specific buses, trolleys and trains directly from the Greeley Museum Archives Black & White images! So you will see a difference in the concept art and the final product.

 
Final product in the morning sun.

Final product in the morning sun.

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Concept Art used in the initial application.

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Original design proposal

This project was a real challenge as we had to include the existing sign in the design, it was my first out of state, major sculpture, and everything had to be installed on a curved surface.

 
3D Mock Up  Uncolored rendering of the Greeley specific vehicles as they will appear on the wall. The clouds seen in the concept art will be directly painted on the wall behind it. The committee specifically asked that the sculpture be raised away from the ground by at least 5 feet to avoid being hit with the sprinklers, and they asked for the design to penetrate the top wall in places for effect.

3D Mock Up

Uncolored rendering of the Greeley specific vehicles as they will appear on the wall. The clouds seen in the concept art will be directly painted on the wall behind it. The committee specifically asked that the sculpture be raised away from the ground by at least 5 feet to avoid being hit with the sprinklers, and they asked for the design to penetrate the top wall in places for effect.

 
Example of an image from the3 Builders Instructional Handbook I created for our team.  I’ve been calling it a “Break Out”, or exploded view.

Example of an image from the3 Builders Instructional Handbook I created for our team. I’ve been calling it a “Break Out”, or exploded view.

 
One of the Ox pieces built and printed, before the epoxy resin.

One of the Ox pieces built and printed, before the epoxy resin.

After epoxy resin is applied.

After epoxy resin is applied.

Close up of layered pieces.

Close up of layered pieces.

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Final Product installed!

 
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Before Pic.  The GET sign looks kinda lonely floating in a sea of brown brick.

Before Pic. The GET sign looks kinda lonely floating in a sea of brown brick.

BREWERY FIRE MURAL

EPIC FAN ART MURAL PAINTED AT NEW TANEYTOWN BREWERY

Custom mural for the Grand Opening of Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD, Sept. 2019. This piece depicts a futuristic cantina scene filled with the owners most favorite characters from tv, film and gaming. We plan to create a Scavenger Hunt list for their customers to use while enjoying the outdoor beer garden mural to hunt for all the Easter Eggs hidden within the artwork, as well as photo ops in front of the mural sitting on that orange chair.

In addition to the exterior mural, I painted a smaller interior piece as faux space-aged machinery. Again, chock full of numeric Easter Eggs from the owners favorite scifi/fantasy films and games.

 
Final Product.  Non silhouetted characters from left to right are as follows: Ripley in the Loader from the movie Alien, Samus from Nintendo’s Metroid, George Costanza from TV’s Seinfeld, Aslan From the Chronicles of Narnia, Indiana Jones, Paul Atreides from the film Dune, Willow from the film Willow, authors CS Lewis & JRR Tolkein, April from the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Mal Reynolds from TV’s cult favorite Firefly, Gnarf from 80’s TV animated cartoon Thundercats, Mog from Final Fantasy, Link from the Legend of Zelda franchise, both Sarah Conner and the T-800 model from the film franchise Terminator, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, Yoda from Star Wars, the robot from the original Lost in Space TV program, Fezzik & Inigo from the Princess Bride, and Kaneda from Akira.  All characters were hand picked by the owners Dave Palmer & Jesse Johnson, and hand painted by me, Kirk Seese.

Final Product. Non silhouetted characters from left to right are as follows: Ripley in the Loader from the movie Alien, Samus from Nintendo’s Metroid, George Costanza from TV’s Seinfeld, Aslan From the Chronicles of Narnia, Indiana Jones, Paul Atreides from the film Dune, Willow from the film Willow, authors CS Lewis & JRR Tolkein, April from the animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain Mal Reynolds from TV’s cult favorite Firefly, Gnarf from 80’s TV animated cartoon Thundercats, Mog from Final Fantasy, Link from the Legend of Zelda franchise, both Sarah Conner and the T-800 model from the film franchise Terminator, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, Yoda from Star Wars, the robot from the original Lost in Space TV program, Fezzik & Inigo from the Princess Bride, and Kaneda from Akira. All characters were hand picked by the owners Dave Palmer & Jesse Johnson, and hand painted by me, Kirk Seese.

Concept Art for Brewery Fire Mural

Concept Art for Brewery Fire Mural

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Ripley from Alien, Samus from Metroid and George Costanza.

 
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Add Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia and Indiana Jones.

 
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Add Paul Atreides from the film Dune.

 
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Authors CS Lewis & JRR Tolkein, who were great friends in real life.

 
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Gnarf from 80’s TV animated cartoon Thundercats, Mog from Final Fantasy, Link from the Legend of Zelda franchise, both Sarah Conner and the T-800 model from the film franchise Terminator, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings.

 
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Gandalf & Yoda doing some parlor tricks.

 
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Willow chillin’ with a cold one - Nelwin sized.

 
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Close up of the T-800 model Terminator. So much fun to paint!

 
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Mal Reynolds from the cult classic TV series Firefly, presumably waiting for his drink, and April from TMNT animated classic fingering the Turtles’ colored masks.

 
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Sketch lines and spray paint.

 

Interior Muralette

 
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Before…a blank wall.

 
After …the focal point of the room!

After …the focal point of the room!

 
 
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New Functional Public Sculpture Adorns Apt Courtyard

Parkview Manor Apts

Hyattsville, MD

2019

After competing nationally for this assignment, managed and facilitated by the Hyattsville Community Development Corp. and funded by the Montgomery Housing Partnership, (MHP)., I was awarded the commission to design, fabricate, deliver and install three public sculptures for the garden courtyards at the Parkview Manor Apt.’s in Hyattsville, MD. This project represents the first large scale public sculpture commission I have ever received and is such an incredible learning experience, thanks to the Director of the Hyattsville CDC Stuart Eisenberg, who is willing to share his extensive knowledge about the public art making process.

The first sculpture is art for art sake, called “The Feather”, seen below. The second piece is a functional climbing structure meant for elementary aged kids entitled “The Turtle”. And the final work is a resting area similar to a bus stop named “The Shell”, where parents can sit and watch their children play. All these will be colored to compliment each other in matching style and are designed to create an amenable space for the residents of Parkview Manor.

The Feather

Free Standing Art Piece

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The Turtle

Climbable Sculpture

 
Final product on recycled tire rubber mulch.

Final product on recycled tire rubber mulch.

3D modeled in Rhino

1/4th scale model (bare wood) cut from 1/4” plywood on the Laser Cutter

Full size panels printed with a protective coat of Waterbourne Epoxy Corotec prior to the epoxy resin coating of Tarbender.

 

The Shell

Resting Piece

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NEW PUBLIC SCULPTURES INSTALLED FOR THE

SMITH CREEK SOCCER CENTER

&

THE RENAISSANCE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

IN WAKE FOREST, NC!

Artist Kirk Seese installed two “Feather” sculptures in July after being selected as a finalist by the Wake Forest Public Art Commission 2019-2020 public sculpture exhibition. They are located at 690 Heritage Lake Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587 and at the corner of Elm Ave. & Taylor St. across the street from the Renaissance Centre for the Arts. The pieces will be up and on loan for the next two years with an option to buy for our permanent collection.

 

 
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It matches the mural at the Arts Centre perfectly!

It matches the mural at the Arts Centre perfectly!

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The Feather

 

The Feather is my debut piece as a public sculptor and has been selected for sculpture exhibitions in:

TX, TN, MS, MD, IN, IL, CO, GA & NC

this year so far! Pictured below is the one installed for the Old Town Art Splash Festival in Coppell, TX, and one for Johnson City, TN.

The standard Feather stands 10 feet tall with 3/4” Baltic birch plywood panels directly printed on and coated with an epoxy resin, attached to a 2” x 2” square tubular steel post. There are many color combinations to choose from and are made to order.

This piece represents my first of hopefully many public sculptures to come!

 
 
The Feather along the trails and community garden for Old Town Art Splash at Coppell, Texas, 2019

The Feather along the trails and community garden for Old Town Art Splash at Coppell, Texas, 2019

 
View of the Feather and the community garden.

View of the Feather and the community garden.

 
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Johnson City, TN Founders Park

2019

The Feather at Founders Park, Johnson City, TN 2019

The Feather at Founders Park, Johnson City, TN 2019

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First time I’ve seen my name on a plaque!

First time I’ve seen my name on a plaque!

 

Winner of the 2019

Kent County Arts Council

Rock Hall Mural Project

Java Rock Coffee wall mural

Rock Hall, MD

Spent my May weekends on the beautiful Eastern Shore painting a 40 foot mural on the back of the Java Rock Coffee House with the help of some local students and community members.

Watch out for the making of video coming soon!

I would like to thank…

Sam Dowlings Painters for prepping the wall, Greg Krafchik from Sherwin Williams Rock Hall for generously supplying the paint, the students and community of Rock Hall for assisting with the base coats, Jim Rich and the lovely ladies of Java Rock for the spectacular meals and keeping me hydrated, Joanne Rich and the Rock Hall Main Street Group for sponsoring the mural contest, Sandy from Hickory Stick who let me store my supplies in her shop, my host and tour guide Wayne & Laurie Walters, who opened their home to me and have been graciously sharing Rock Hall, Get The Scoop for the best ice cream on the Eastern Shore, and most of all my family for allowing me to spend a months worth of weekends to complete something really special that will bless the community of Rock Hall for years to come.

 
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Concept Art for the Java Rock Coffee House mural in Rock Hall, MD 2019

Concept Art for the Java Rock Coffee House mural in Rock Hall, MD 2019

 
Base coat and sketch is up!

Base coat and sketch is up!