Sea World Luau Tent

In January 2003, Sea World in Orlando, Florida, asked me to decorate the inside of a huge tent they were using for their popular luau events while a permanent building was under construction. What they asked for was 191 linear feet of mural, eight feet tall, on 4′ x 8′ panels, portraying a moonlit night on a Hawaiian beach. I asked them to give me black surfaces with irregular foliage shapes cut along the top edge. Then I faced the challenge of producing a mind-numbing variety of scenes, each of which just happened to have a vertical element hiding the joint between the panels every four feet. I incorporated open beach, palms, waterfalls, jungle pools, moon, distant islands, and anything else I could think of. I was pleased with the variety and the fact that it was all accomplished using four colors: black, white, blue-green, and lavender.