Rồng gặp mây": "Dragon meets clouds"

This mural is located on the Wall of the Parking Lot E First Floor entrance to building 1, next to the Art Gallery. The Dragons’ body is filled with textile patterns from many cultures, representing the diversity of the Skyline College Community. The Design began with an abstracted form of a Vietnamese Dragon. The size of the mural overall is 42' wide x 23' high.

The mural location is ideally suited for a Dragon image. Revered all over Asia, Dragons are seen as benevolent, omniscient, and bring blessings and good fortune. They are commonly located to the right of an entrance to a room or building- this orientation is said to bring good luck to those who pass by. To orient the image to the entrance to Building 1, the following poem by Song Dynasty Master Xuedou Zhongxian is painted above the adjacent doorway:




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Work on the mural began on Thursday, July 15, 2010.
The Mural was designed and painted by Paul Bridenbaugh, with many thanks to the following volunteer artists for their help with drawing and painting the mural: Art Sato, Teena Makapugay, Alan Ceccarelli, Victoria Maung, Denise Wilkie, Aya Artola, Kim Centeno, Iat-Seng Lam, Elizabeth Wong, Beth Braunstein, Anna-Marie Vargas, Jamie Weinstock, Jessica Daniel, Lone Wang, Wasan Hasan , Olivia Asis, Phil Harris, Gaby Gerson, Qing Liu. Many thanks as well to Vicki Morrow and Donna Bestock for making this project possible.


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August 26- Construction of a level platform was completed this week, which allowed us to develop painting in the main body of the mural over the next few weeks. A big thank you to Alan Ceccarelli and his theater crew for their assistance in building this platform-

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September 22. This morning the undepainting phase of the mural is completed. The last part of this phase is underpainting the Jewel in the Dragon's mouth. Now we proceed to the final painting phase. The mural is about halfway painted now.

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