Wall Mural Proposal Ashley Reynolds and Taylor Fulmer “Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.” - Bo Bennett We have chosen The Scream by Edvard Munch because it represents frustration, which is a feeling that a lot of students experience. Munch intended to convey the fear of losing one’s mind to vexation. The intense brushstrokes and colours add to the feeling of anxiety that the painting emits. We decided to use the quote by Bo Bennett because frustration like that felt in The Scream is something necessary to be successful. This is a message we believe all students should be aware of because it’s all too easy to just give up when things get stressful. We feel that our mural would fit best in the math hallway. To us, math is a subject that causes a lot of frustration for the students of the school. In addition, students are required to take math courses for at least three years of their time in high school, making it an image that will be seen by all students regularly. Our mural is intended to show students that frustration is something that everyone in high school feels at some point, but is something that will lead to success and happiness. All students feel strained at some point but what makes them difference from one another is their reaction to this stress – some give up, while others hang in. Our aim is to let students know that if they endure frustration, they will see a brighter horizon. We would like to work as a pair in order to experience working with others creatively. The creative process is one that is primarily carried out individually, so it is interesting to work with another person in order to achieve something each person will be satisfied with. In artistic fields at both university and the workplace, it is sometimes necessary to work in groups of two or more. Group work is not often seen in high school art classes, and we wanted to experience it before graduating. In short, we would like to paint Edvard Munch’s The Scream and a quote by Bo Bennett in the math hallway. We would like to do this to remind Saunders students that school can get stressful and frustrating, but these emotions will always give way to relief and happiness.