Comstock's magazine 0519 - May 2019 - Page 67

Shane Grammer painted the portrait of 8-year-old Eleanor on what remained of a wall in the front of her destroyed house, near a tree in the front yard where she often played. Eleanor is the daughter of a friend Grammer had gone to school with (the family survived the fire), and he based the mural on a photo he found on social media. “She was looking to the side and looking up,” Grammer says, “and I thought it was kind of hopeful — looking to the future.” May 2019 | 67