EverGreene’s ultimate goal as artists it to humanize the built environment. We strive to create murals that reflect their unique space, honing in on their own identity. We tackle each project with our multifaceted approach and understanding of creating original works, learning from historical work, and collaborating with other artists. For over 40 years, EverGreene’s talented team of artisans and craftsmen have completed work on hundreds of murals over the years.
The integration of art in architecture is essential in creating the identity of a physical space, as the artwork engages and inspires the viewer. We aspire to create murals that leave a lasting impact on those who come into contact with them through the use of vivid imagery and compelling content. Our team seeks to infuse a building’s unique history with artistry to instill a powerful, long-lasting vision that incorporates and reflects the character of the space and focus on how the art tells a story and integrates with its environs.
Historic Conservation and Restoration of Murals & Artwork
Having historic murals evaluated and treated by formally trained conservators is the best way to prevent irreversible damage. Our team has the immeasurable experience from working on the conservation and restoration of many of the most iconic and important historical murals in America, informing our understanding of how murals interact within architecture in the public context. In addition to addressing the painted surface, our extensive conservation experience allows us to repair problems with mural substrates, including canvas and plaster. An important aspect of conservation treatment is that any new painting (done to fill areas of paint loss and/or return the artwork to its original appearance) should be isolated from the original in a reversible manner. This allows a future conservator to completely remove previous treatments that may have aged poorly, without damaging the original. If approached with a conservation mindset, a valued mural, even one in a deteriorated state, can be preserved for posterity.
Recreation and Replication of Murals & Artwork
EverGreene is often entrusted to conserve historic murals in our nation’s landmark civic, institutional, and sacred spaces. Artists we have closely studied through performing our own conservation and restoration include: Kenyon Cox, Edwin Blashfield, Ezra Winter, Frank Brangwyn, Dean Cornwell, Hildreth Meiere, Winold Reiss, Josep Sert, and Barry Faulkner, and Gonippo Raggi to name a few. Studying, researching and restoring murals by these great artists not only further educates us, but also allows us to apply these skills to our own, contemporary work. Our experience enables us to work in a diversity of styles, materials and techniques.
Contemporary and New Murals & Artwork
Working closely with our clients, EverGreene designs new murals and decorative elements, and creates maquettes to facilitate design visioning and decision making. Our artists and craftsmen execute these visions in our studio and on-site in paint, mosaic and other media. We will work with you and your team through the various stages of preconstruction planning when creating and implementing original artwork and contemporary designs to suit your needs.
EverGreene approaches our work collaboratively. We have experience working with clients, architects, designers and artists to find consensus and creative visual solutions for a myriad of different architectural spaces. Our artists and craftspeople have had the pleasure of working with well-known muralists, artists and designers as diverse as Richard Haas, Juan Gatti, David Rockwell, Dorothea Rockburne, Red Grooms, Martin Puryear, and Dennis Oppenheim. Our collaborative process also involves researching and understanding the context for where the artwork is installed.