Thetford was given the option to just call in or Skype in, but he felt it was important to be here for the final presentation.

He printed the image on high gloss paper. The mural is done on four aluminum panels with three coats of high gloss varnish. The image is created digitally with archival ink. He created the final version following being chosen and shipped it here. He will be unable to attend the dedication due to prior engagements. He enjoyed his trip out during the final presentations.

“It’s always nice to be in place in person,” Thetford said of visit for the final presentation. He took the time to walk to around and see the buildings he has spent so long looking at online.

“It was great to see them in real life and in color with people walking around them.” he said.

Michelle Vendegna: 970-669-5050 ext. 530, vendegnam@reporterherald.com