Created and Sold by Dylan Kennedy Murals

Dylan Kennedy Murals

Ultraviolet Mural - Wallpaper

$4,000

Item details

This mural was completed for the newly opened Ultra-Violet Vapor Lounge. The owner wanted an Octopus painted in the new space, an uplifting mural with a quirky personality that would represent their brand in a light that challenges the toxic associations prevalent within the broader vaping community. I decided to depict the octopus glowing under UV light, connecting the space with gaming and ecstatic dance culture (a drug-free form of free-flowing therapeutic dance), as well as tying into subtler themes of self-acceptance and breaking free from cigarette addiction.

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Dylan Kennedy Murals
Meet the Creator
Every wall I see is a potential canvas.

While classically trained, I learned to draw at an early age, filling entire notebooks and sketchpads with imaginative drawings. My interest for creating mural paintings was born from my travels to Italy and Brazil, where frescos and street paintings were around every meandering footpath. My first mural was commissioned while studying fine art at Texas Tech University in 2009, and since then I knew that painting walls was what I wanted to do.



When I moved to the DFW from West Texas 7 years ago, I had big dreams and no road map. I decided that moving to the metroplex was the right move. I saw the opportunity to leap into a bigger sandbox and really make an impact with my art, and so far that decision has been fruitful.



Since then I've painted murals throughout the area, from kids' rooms and commercial lettering signs to full-scale custom artworks. I've also had fun creating live / body paintings for events. And along the way I've worked with many fellow creatives, builders, placemakers and homeowners who wish to fill the world with color.