I wonder how many people have hurt themselves by walking into Eric Alan Grohe's painted walls. The large public mural projects are painted on site and typically take several months, giving the local community a unique opportunity to witness the day-to-day creation of a work of art. Grohe was born in New York City in 1944. He moved to the West Coast when he was young, and currently lives just north of Seattle, Washington. In 1973, he was asked to design graphics for Expo’74 in Spokane, Washington. At this time, he began receiving commissions for his artwork, which have continued to grow in scope and size, leading to today’s large-scale trompe l’oeil murals.