Haley Rae Martin Mural Project
This mural was created by local teens through a project funded by donations to the Haley Rae Martin Scholarship fund at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art. It was made possible by the Martin Family, BAE Systems, Ciborowski Associates Milestone Engineering & Signarama of Concord.
About the Mural
The mural proposed is focused primarily on the themes of nature and community. The Earth being held by hands is meant to show how different communities come together to create a whole picture. Concord is a small community and we wanted to show community on the largest possible scale, our Earth. The next element present in the mural is the strong impact nature has on a community. The arms holding the earth turn into trees also representing growth. The trees on each side are both abstract and realistic, showing the way that both creativity and logic hold the Earth peacefully. A silhouette of Haley is seen on the right side taking a picture of this perfect world.
About Haley Rae Martin
Haley Rae Martin was a bit of a free spirit in the way she looked at life. She was a sensitive, caring, creative and special young woman who enjoyed life and all who came in contact with her. She had a great sense of humor and looked for the good in everyone and everything.
Ever since she was twelve years old, she loved to race around the lake in her Boston Whaler and feel the breeze in her face. She liked to ski and board when she was younger and was a true terror on a four-wheeler. She expressed herself in many creative ways and was most happy when she was doing the things she enjoyed, including beading, bracelet making, drawing, graffiti and photography. She had a unique way of looking at things and many of her pictures had a special freshness despite the fact that she had no formal training … something that she was looking forward to getting at some point in the future.
Haley touched many people in her short life, more than we ever knew. Her family and friends adored her and we all learned so much from her … there is a little piece of her now in all of us and our lives will be better because of that. She will be sorely missed.
It is in Haley Rae’s memory that this scholarship fund was established with the hopes that it will help give at least a few young people the training that she was looking forward to getting before her life was cut so short.