Columbus Zoo Manatees

The Manatees exhibit for the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. The highlight of this job for me was painting the big sky behind the manatees’ pool. I worked from a very long swing stage above it.

Around two sides of the pool, as the visitors are facing the water, I painted on the walls behind them some very realistic mangrove trees. As they walk along the long side, the floor slopes downward, allowing them to view the manatees cavorting below water level.