In the Senior Center of the John F. Kennedy Center, I am currently working on a Memorial Tree mural. This is a tree dedicated to the seniors from the center that have passed. Each leaf on the tree will be dedicated to a specific senior, featuring their name, birth year, and death year on the leaf.
I also created separate leaves that can be added to the tree after the completion of the mural, as new names will need to be added in the coming years. I cut these leaves out of wood using a scroll saw, and painted them to match the leaves that are already on the tree. In addition to allowing names to be later added, these leaves also lend a “three-dimensional” look to the tree.
On the trunk of the tree, I included the text “In Loving Memory”. I painted the text to look like it was carved into the tree trunk.