Carl Leck added his own unique “Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!” touch in the latest of the Jiffy Lube Mural Project.
Leck’s 3-D mural, which he describes as “trippy,” is featured on the company’s newest Fishers location, 13855 Olivia Way.
“The idea for the mural design stemmed from the idea of doing large sculptural elements, animals, specifically,” he said. “Then I thought about using a lion, tiger and bear, and the rest of the design came together pretty quickly in my head.”
Before he sketched it out, Leck said he pitched the idea to Steve Sanner, owner and president of Jiffy Lube of Indiana. Sanner gave the go-ahead.
“After I had a full color rendering of the mural design and approval from the Jiffy Lube crew and the city of Fishers, the mural took me three weeks to paint,” Leck said. “My workdays were about 10 hours per day on average, and weather-permitting.”
The mural was Leck’s second at a Jiffy Lube.
“I also understand how fortunate I am to have been given the opportunity to paint a second mural, considering how many other artists also applied for the gig,” said Leck, whose 2018 Jiffy Lube mural was at 8175 Allisonville Rd.
Leck, a 1998 Southport High School graduate, was asked to paint a few murals at his Indianapolis alma mater in 2005.
“These smaller projects then turned into several more at Southport High School as well as other schools,” said Leck, who lives on the east side of Indianapolis. “I formed my sole proprietorship LLC the same year and have been painting murals ever since. I have a private studio, which I share with my wife, who is a personal trainer. We have separate spaces in the same building.”
Sanner encourages people to see the mural.
“We are thrilled to open our second Jiffy Lube in Fishers, a building designed to showcase Carl’s 3-D masterpiece,” Sanner said. “Jiffy Lube of Indiana is excited to continue fostering this creative partnership that allows local artists to bring beauty and creativity to a world in need of both.”