Idyllic Sunset Pulse
Date created: 2022
The design for this mural was co-created by former Jiffy Lube artist Megan Jefferson and students in Avon High School’s prestigious National Art Honor Society. Inspired to coordinate with Megan’s existing “sunrise” mural on the west face of the building, this “sunset” scene on the building’s east face incorporates Megan’s signature dramatic landscape approach with silhouettes of cornstalks marching across the central Indiana landscape, with a flock of birds flying overhead. The mural was painted by the students under Megan’s direction and supervision.
Megan Jefferson is a painter and has been actively creating work since 1998. She has exhibited extensively and sells her work to designers and individual patrons. She describes the process of her work in this way: “I let the process define the artwork and describe my working process as a dance and conversation. I place down some color, and as certain areas and shapes evolve I will “answer” those happenings with additive or subtractive methods. This dance continues until each painting feels right. The result is thoughtful, intuitive, spontaneous and reflective.” Most of Jefferson’s work is landscape painting.
Idyllic Sunset Pulse was created through a partnership between Jiffy Lube of Indiana and the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The partnership is an opportunity to showcase local artists, beautify commercial corridors with original public art murals, and encourage viewers through positive images while expressing the goals of Jiffy Lube’s programming: Growing People Through Work.