Going back to Trask's artwork, his murals and other works of art are so beautiful. Something I've always loved about Richmond are the ways it finds little ways to incorporate art into the community, everything from small roadside concerts to traveling art exhibits to my favorite of all, the murals! One of my favorite murals in Richmond (seen above) was done by Trask, and I never realized he'd done it until his lecture! It felt almost surreal; it's odd because those murals are always there, always prevalent, but many people simply pass over them during their day to day lives. Meeting the man who put the time, effort, and heart into creating this beautiful work of art makes it seem all the more real, and I've started to gain a new appreciation for all the murals I see now in Richmond, whether I know the artist or not.
I hope one day I can accomplish some of the things Trask has, he seems to have so much fun! I hope I get to create art on a large scale someday like Trask has, painting murals would be such an amazing experience and I would absolutely love to leave my mark on my community in a way that makes others happy. I hope Ed Trask continues to make murals all around Richmond and elsewhere, his love of art inspires others to discover their passions as well, and creates connections all over the world.