Vann said the mural took about a month and a half to complete. He said he wanted to make it bright and colorful to draw people in and add color to the area. Additionally, he wanted to add substance to the piece in order to get people thinking when looking at his mural.
“The environment is number one,” Vann said. “If I can use my art to bring awareness to that, I think that’s important.”
Terrance Vann is the artist who painted the mural on the exterior of the Ithaca Reuse Center. He’s been an artist all his life and dreamed of painting murals; something he’s been doing for the past four years. Vann said the sustainable development goals played a part in inspiring his work for this project.