A timelapse camera is installed for the six weeks it will take for acclaimed artist Jason Najarak to complete a mural to honor the generous supporters of Guild Incorporated, which provides integrated treatment and support services for people with mental illness. This quick glimpse is comprised of photos taken every two minutes while Jason starts to put paint on his blank white mural surface.
World-renowned artist Jason Najarak created a beautiful mural painting entitled, "Ladder of Hope," as a gift to Guild Incorporated, a human service agency that serves people with mental health challenges.
This time-lapse photographic sequence documents Najarak's progress and process and he builds the scene layer by layer. This painting, and the time lapse photography, took eight months to complete.
Time lapse photography by Kevin Dragseth and Jason Najarak.
Guild Incorporated exists to help individuals with mental illness lead quality lives. On any given day, they are out in the community providing service to 800 individuals. The people they serve have illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Many face additional challenges like chronic medical conditions, isolation, and poverty.
Guild Incorporated works with individuals to help them obtain safe, affordable housing and avoid homelessness. They also help people find employment or pursue education, reach optimum physical and mental health, have recreation and socializing opportunities, and gain a sense of satisfaction with their lives.