Mural Art Project #2: Three Rivers, CA - King Saladeen
Raheem Johnson is an American artist originally from West Philadelphia. This renown artists also goes by the name King Saladeen, dedicated his life to following his dreams and creating art that inspires, King Saladeen paves his own path with nation wide recognition and a contemporary style.
Three Rivers California is home to the world's largest living tree. The Mural Texas team partnered with CMI and artist King Saladeen to explore this marvelous tree and document the creation of the art it inspires. This wondrous place with such age and grace leaves one in awe at nature's ability to create and inspire. The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Forest is estimated to be between 2,300 - 2,700 years old, sitting near 7,000+ ft above sea level.
Months after the shoot, towards the end of 2021, Sequoia National Park suffered an ill timed lightning bolt that started one of its largest fires in its known history, killing 7,500 to 10,600 large sequoia trees. Large sequoia trees are identified by their humongous trunks with over a 4 foot diameter. This fire spanned over 171,000 acres, an estimated 10-14% of all large Sequoia across the tree's natural range in the Sierra Nevada are gone. This tragedy motivated us to take a percentage of the proceeds from the project to give back to this magical forrest in the sky that inspired such a great piece.
After a year of work in post production and determining the best timing to release the project, a date has now been set. The Mural Texas team is proud to announce the second Mural Art Project will be released May 20, 2022. We can't wait to reveal the documentary, the amazing piece King Saladeen created and refined, and the incredibly cool limited edition project merchandise and collectables he and his outstanding team created for the release.
We are so excited to share this beautiful project!