TenThousandVisions The Artwork of Michael & Violet Divine

Sunrise Sunset Mural

By Michael DivineSeptember 30, 2016  •  Murals

Sunrise Sunset Mural - Private Residence, Ojai, CA

I painted this mural for a client in the master bedroom of their custom built Craftsman home. The Craftsman/Arts & Crafts style flourished in the early 1900s and unique expressions of its ethos can be found in the art and architecture of California.

According to Wikipedia:

Initiated in reaction against the perceived impoverishment of the decorative arts and the conditions in which they were produced, the movement flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920. It is the root of the Modern Style, the British expression of what later came to be called the Art Nouveau movement, which it strongly influenced. In Japan, it emerged in the 1920s as the Mingei movement. It stood for traditional craftsmanship, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and was anti-industrial in its orientation. It had a strong influence on the arts in Europe until it was displaced by Modernism in the 1930s,  and its influence continued among craft makers, designers, and town planners long afterwards.


The bedroom mural, gracing the triangular space above the wall of doors facing the bed is intended to be a welcoming light upon waking. Click through the images below to see more.