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Josh Scheuerman
Murals by Josh Scheuerman seen at The Bigelow, Ogden - 'Lets Be Great' Mural

'Lets Be Great' Mural

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‘Let’s be Great’. This was another mural I proposed back in February which was put on hold due to the impending pandemic which would reshape our livelihood, society, and purpose. I wanted to focus on athletes who had helped shape their own trajectory and inspired throughout history.

I’m not a big sports fan, but all of these athletes pushed themselves and barriers for a greater cause. Through segregation, sexism, racism, and determination they dealt with many, many hurdles to become the best at what they did. The human body is an amazing machine that can overcome so many difficult tasks set before it, but the human mind and heart can equally accomplish and tackle so much more.

Before the pandemic really hit, before we questioned so much about the life we knew before we were really scared, I knew others had been great before, and right now it’s doctors and nurses who should be held higher and inspire equally for all they are doing. We didn’t know it then, but we know it now and we all can try to give it our best, to be great, to each other and our society as a whole.

Hank Aaron, Sugar Rah Leonard, Serena Williams, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Roger Federer, Pelé, Jack Nicklaus.

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Josh Scheuerman

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This is what I’ve learned in four years of not knowing what I’m doing: Be kind, be brave. That’s my mantra. The thing I think helps me so I can go and create, is being kind. And when life is hard, because it will certainly be hard, you have to be brave. Be brave when you’re terrified, take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay.

Josh Scheuerman is a painter, graphic designer and photographer known for using his artistic talents to promote community and environmental activism in his native Salt Lake City and abroad. In early 2013, he collected 500+ pounds of plastic from the farthest corners of Utah for a public art installation called Four Corners: Eliminating Single Use Plastic Bags that was presented at TED-X SLC and PechKucha. In 2016, he traveled to Spain to recreate a mural for the city of Sant Carles de la Ràpita he had originally painted in 2012. In 2017, he shared a retrospective of his work for Salt Lake Design Week titled, Act Like You Know What You are Doing. He was also in a group show, Urban Plein Air at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by THE BLOCKS, Salt Lake’s Cultural Core in September 2018. His most recent work includes murals of historical sites and places, including one promoting preservation of the Bears Ears National Monument, after the Trump administration dramatically reduced its foot print in 2018.