Bjurman began with the Superman building — always start at the center of the image, he says; go from one side to the other and you might run out of room. And from his perch on the lift, he had a clear view of the Bank of America tower itself. But Bjurman says he never referenced it. He just went straight from Fairey's sketch.

"I'm doing exactly what I'm told to do," he says. "I'm trying to put this up on the wall as faithfully as this wall will accept it."

That's no small challenge. "When you put a straight line on that wall, it rolls all over the place," he says. "It's an old wall, it has some undulation to it."

Bjurman seems to have mastered the idiosyncrasies of his canvas, though. The wall, at the back of Trinity Repertory Company's Pell Chafee Performance Center, looks more and more like Fairey's vision every day.

Bjurman, after all his work, doesn't seem to have a particularly strong opinion on the piece. It's quite "contemporary," he suggests. Does a nice job of capturing the city.

"There's nothing wrong with it," he says. "It's a very nice design."

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