Vicki Khuzami was fortunate to work with the top mural painting company in the country, Evergreene Painting Studios. One of the projects was creating new murals for the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.
She worked as researcher, designer, and painter along with an incredibly talented group of artists and the head of Evergreene Studios, Jeffery Greene. "This was the most amazing experience working I have had in my life, in so many ways.. and I am forever grateful to Jeffery Greene for his talent and unstoppable force to make dream projects like this possible.
The Westward Expansion Corridor (Western North-South Corridor)
In 1993-1994 the third series of murals, based on Cox's approved designs, was executed in the western north-south corridor by EverGreene Painting Studios, Inc. Called the Westward Expansion corridor, it includes maps and scenes showing the growth of the United States from early exploration through the acquisition of Alaska and Hawaii. As in the corridors that Cox executed, the scenes on the vaults are set above illusionistic architectural motifs and relief sculpture. Each map in the vaults is shown in the cartographic style appropriate to its historical period. Jeffrey Greene, the head of EverGreene Painting Studios, verified the geographical and historical accuracy of Cox's preliminary sketches, developed new scenes compatible with Cox's concept, and then submitted detailed sketches and small-scale oil paintings of each vault to the Architect of the Capitol for the necessary approval.
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