August 19, 2019

The new UCF Downtown campus has many eye-catching features, but there’s an especially vibrant one on the third floor of Dr. Phillips Academic Commons – the Unleash Your Potential mural. In a study space, Harry Foreman ’18 worked for eight days to transform white walls of an entire room into a colorful masterpiece intended to inspire.

Creating the mural was a personal experience for the Parkland, Florida, native who studied graphic design and emerging media management at UCF, where Foreman says he was able to unleash his own potential.

Keeping in mind the downtown campus serves both UCF and Valencia College students, he worked with an abstract design and used elements with references to both academic institutions. Yellow and red represent Valencia’s colors, while the stars symbolize UCF’s motto of “Reach for the Stars.” Oranges are a classic Florida staple and two wings on the side walls reference the swans at downtown’s Lake Eola and the Pegasus, a UCF symbol.

Foreman shares more about his work and what it was like creating the mural on UCF Today.