World Mural

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World Mural Map

“We really took on something big with Inspiration: Lycoming County, the largest portrait mural in the world, but The World Mural is our most ambitious mural project ever conceived.”

One Continuous Mural Connecting Communities

Using the work on Inspiration in both State College and Williamsport as the starting point and first two links in a worldwide chain of murals. The end of each mural becomes the beginning another mural in another part of the world. What results is each local Inspiration mural linking that community to another community around the globe in one continuous mural; one international story shared by communities from very different places all over the world, spreading love, history, culture, healing, creativity, while transforming and beautifying communities.

Embracing and Incorporating Communities and Cultures

Similar in design to the twin Inspiration murals in State College and Williamsport, the World Mural would bear carefully rendered portraits of historical personalities, statesmen, writers, performers, people and anyone who has had an important impact on the community. After Michael continues the end of one mural as the start of another mural, the local artists from each location then take over to continue it with their own art, history, and culture, and complete the middle portion of the mural. After the middle section is completed, Michael oversees the completion of the final section to connect back with the starting point for the next mural.

Inspiration: Oslo

Michael Pilato with the Prime Minister of NorwayThe next proposed starting site for the third Inspiration mural, and one of the flagship cities behind the World Mural, is the city of Oslo, Norway. As home to one of the world’s greatest honors, the Nobel Prize, Norway will honor the women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. It will feature painted portraits of the seven living recipients and retain the style of the Pennsylvania Inspiration murals. When completed, the three murals will stand in their separate locations as thirds of a whole; the entire work will be documented and visible in its entirety on the Internet.

World Mural Rendering For Oslo, Norway

(Use the scrollbar above to view the world mural sketch)

Gaining Support

We’re looking for as much support as possible to help the World Mural reach communities all over the globe.  To contribute to this project please contact us or patronize our online store.  Thank You.

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  1. I am hoping you will include Pope John Paul ll in your world mural. Should you want justification for this, watch the documentary ‘Nine Days That Changed the World’.

    And while he is yet to make his mark, so to speak, I have the strongest heartfelt belief that this new Pope Francis is going to have enormous effect upon mankind.

    The secular culture tends to overlook these men, and women, of the Catholic/religious culture, when many indeed have done such great things Mike. So, if they fit into your themes, such do I suggest to you from my heart.

    I just can’t help but to go on! and to mention as well St. Francis of Assisi; St. Augustine; Michelangelo; Marianna Zamoyski (a elderly woman from Poland, now passed on, whom I knew who had a way about her that was so beautiful and trusting, only to be betrayed repeatedly by those she loved); Tony Melendez (plays guitar worldwide, and having no arms, uses his feet … suggest you look him up); Mother Angelica (started EWTN TV); Arch Bishop Pearce (who, some decades past, willingly listened to me with complete silence for hours and hours at a time, allowing me to express to him matters of deepest import and concerns occurring in my life at the time); the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania; Jesus Christ (using image from the shroud of Turin perhaps); the Apostles; Mother Mary; Satan.

    I can, if you say you would want them, send you photos that I have via your direct email address (you have mine – do feel free to contact).

    It was nice to meet you Michael … May your heart continue to grow in love, and truth, as you place it into your artworks that are inspirational to many (just as you have here inspired me to write you of all this).

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