Custom Fire Truck Illustration Art for the Aurora Regional Fire Museum
Researching Vintage Fire Trucks and Firefighters for the Art
At the Alley Art Festival in Aurora, Illinois in August of 2016, I met the new Executive Director of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, Brian Failing. He asked me to do a project for the museum – a series of wall art prints to sell in the museum shop.
I started doing research at the Aurora Historical Society, digging up old photos of Aurora. It was really amazing to see what Aurora looked like in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Seeing the photos of the beautiful buildings and crowded streets made me appreciate the city where I live more. I’m so thankful for that.
Vintage Fire Truck with Dalmation, Digitally Altered Paper Collage Print, 2017[/caption]
Next, I went to the museum to do more research on the fire history and vintage fire trucks. Their library was so nicely organized. I collected a lot of material, including photographs of their fully restored fire trucks. Then I went to work creating three original collages.
Visit the Aurora Regional Fire Museum to See the Original Mixed Media Art
This museum is a unique gem in Aurora. The architecture is beautiful. If you have kids they have a very nice play area within the museum, including books, a fire house, fire gear to wear, and lots of toy firetrucks. The large original illustration of the fire museum hangs in the kids play room area on the second floor.
Aurora Regional Fire Museum Illustration, Paper Collage, 2017[/caption]
I am so grateful to have been able to help a non-profit in my community.
Thank you to all of the firefighters in Aurora and everywhere!!
Do you love fire trucks? Are you planning a firefighter or fire truck nursery or kids room? You can order a custom fire truck print with your city’s name on it and a reproduction art print of the Aurora Regional Fire Museum in my shop.