Massive mural coming alive in Bricktown

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OKLAHOMA CITY - It has been a two year process, but the massive mural, which is nearly 13,000 square feet, is coming alive in Bricktown.

The mural is on the north side of the former grain silo which is now the Rocktown Climbing Gym.

"We call this extreme mural painting,” said artist Rick Sinnett.

Up close, there are bold lines and bright colors.

"The red the orange, we need to get the orange,” Sinnett.

It’s when you take a step back and notice the story behind the piece, called "This Land."

"The state blanket. We have these buffalo, three massive buffalo. The state bird, the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher,” said Sinnett.

The colorful image takes over the entire north side of the Rocktown Climbing Gym, an unforgettable assignment.

"It has been a beautiful journey,” said Sinnett.

He, along with some helping hands, have spent hours, days, and weeks, both on the ground and in the air, battling our state's unforgettable winds to tell a story that will last forever.

"If I can make some people smile, I'm doing good,” said Sinnett.

It took about 400 gallons of paint to make this mural possible and is about 128 feet wide and 100 feet tall.

"It's massive. Yeah, it's a massive mural," he said.

With every paint stroke, pairing images and connecting lines, Sinnett said unity between local businesses and local art has never been so clear.

"The kind of energy that is here, this community based driven business. It seemed like a perfect marriage to have a giant piece of public art on it,” said Sinnett.

The process took so long to complete because of getting city approval and permits.

Sinnett plans to paint the south side of the building facing I-40 but a date has not been set yet.

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